There’s no shame in spending New Year’s Eve at home, assuming you stay awake until midnight and drink something other than expired eggnog.
Partiers 21 and older can click here for a New Year’s Eve cocktail tutorial from Kay Hinds, a bartender at Columbus hot spot Belloo’s (900 Front Ave.).
In the how-to video, Hinds demonstrates how to make an X-Rated Mimosa and a Belloo’s Tini.
The X-Rated Mimosa contains orange juice, champagne and X-Rated Fusion Liqueur. The Belloo’s Tini contains vodka, white tequila and Blue Curacao.
Once you’ve planned your cocktails, check in with some Ledger-Enquirer bloggers for more tips on creating a memorable New Year’s Eve.
Peruse Dawn Minty's blog for recipes and tips that will take your grown-up party outside of nightlife’s dreaded keg party realm.
If you don’t know what to watch on the big night, pop culture blogger Katie McCarthy can help.
Visit Intellectual Junk Food to review your New Year’s Eve TV options. Yes, Dick Clark is involved.
Want to hit the town on Dec. 31? No problem. Read Thursday’s To Do for a roundup of activities at local nightclubs and restaurants.
Check out our Walk of Shame blog for New Year’s Eve highlights on the nightlife scene. Nightclub offerings span breakfast buffets, live entertainment, champagne toasts and more.
Regardless of where you spend the holiday, be safe and drink responsibly.
If you need a ride on New Year’s Eve, call Safety Cab at 706-660-6069. The service gives people in Columbus, Phenix City and Fort Benning a free ride home. It operates 9 p.m.-2 a.m.