With 2012 all but in the books and a bright, new year upon us, it’s always best to start everything off on the right foot. Proper New Year’s etiquette will insure you’re not the d-bag of 2013. Below are 5 things to remember when you start celebrating the end of this year and the beginning of the next.
1. Don’t drink someone else’s beverage.
Often overlooked, this is the ultimate New Year’s Etiquette must. When you’re at a party or bar or whatever- you simply can’t put down your drink like it’s a disposable item and then think when you come back to it 10 minutes later it’s going to be the same one you put down. Chances are pretty good that it’s actually some other guy’s who chews tobacco. If you want some protection from this, consider having a can beverage cooler personalized. Items like these should help keep away wandering mouths if you’re creative enough.
2. Don’t be “that guy”.
You know- the guy who obviously got started drinking too early and is being a loud d-bag? You don’t want to celebrate the New Year by acting like a complete idiot. Besides, you have 12 more months to make yourself look stupid before you resolute for another New Year.
3. Don’t pass out before the New Year.
Perhaps the worst thing you can possibly do is miss out on the start of a New Year. If you fail to adhere to #2 above, there’s a good chance that you’ll sleep right through the dawn of the New Year.
4. Don’t declare your New Year’s resolutions until January 3rd.
Let’s face it: if you make a New Year’s resolution to stop drinking or smoking, lose weight or stop being so easy; New Year’s Eve is perhaps the easiest time to break all of those rules and make it that much harder. Besides- nobody seriously cares. Party on New Year’s, take a day to get some R&R, and then make your New Year’s resolutions on January 3rd…you’ll probably have some new ones by then, anyway.
5. Keep off of Facebook and Twitter.
Posting every little detail about your New Year’s party is probably the most annoying thing next to giving people the run down about how you cleaned house all day. Nobody cares. Besides; you’re way more likely to wake up the next morning or afternoon and realize that the person you took home wasn’t as hot as you remember. Leave the last day of 2012 off of the social networks. Period.
Obviously, the most important thing to remember is Don’t Drink And Drive. Seriously- make sure you and others around you are able to celebrate many more New Year’s to come.