YEGLove: New Years How-To

This year has been hard on all of us, which is exactly why I felt the need to do up a little “New Years How-To”… cause well, Covid ain’t gonna stop us from sending 2020 on its way! Who’s with me?

SO here’s all you need to know to ring in 2021 this week and I promise you, there’s something for everyone (whether you’re big or small, we’ve got you)! Here we go...

  1. FESTIVE FINDS

  2. TRENDING TRADITIONS

  3. FAMILY FUN

  4. TAKE OUT TO EAT IN (NYE BOXES AND MORE!)

  5. CELEBRATORY COCKTAILS

FESTIVE FINDS

Treat yo’self to “The Restore Box” from YEG Box Co for only $65.00!

Featuring a custom sleep mask from Sew Crunch, a room diffuser from LIT, signature Lotion Bar from Wild Prairie Soap Company and a “Spa in a Jar” & bath truffles from Tiny Treats! Cause let’s be honest… we all need this after Year 2020!

For more info,  click here!

 

TRENDING TRADITIONS

  • Get dressed up!
  • Write down your intentions for 2021… it’s gotta be better than 2020, right
  • Light sparklers and pop confetti at midnight!
  • Toast to the New Year with friends… virtually!
  • Watch the ball drop in Time Square

See more here!

 

FAMILY FUN

1. Board Games Galore!

On New Year’s Eve you can all gather ‘round the table with 2020’s best-rated family board game: Exploding Kittens! (according to nymag.com and a trusted IG follower of my own!)

If that’s not up your alley, we’ve got tons of others to choose from (thanks to my IG friends and family):

  • Holiday Jingle Bingo
  • Risk… always an interesting choice
  • Wits and wagers - perfect for those who like to gamble!
  • Pictionary
  • Sequence… a classic!
  • Qwerkle

 2. On the Tube: 

Tune into the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship on December 31st. Team Canada vs Finland at 4:00pm MST in Edmonton! GO CANADA GO!

3. Local Events For Our Littles:

The Telus World of Science has a “Noon Year’s Eve” event that’s FREE! Be sure to send 2020 off with a “virtual bang” and be a part of their destructive 2020 science experiment! Tune in on December 31st or January 1st at noon - sign up here!

TAKE OUT TO EAT IN (NYE BOXES AND MORE!):

1. Chartier

  • Enjoy their New Years Eve Box at Home for pickup on the 31st!
  • Everything from donut boxes, to grazing boxes, to fondue & mimosa kits, and EVEN Lobster Dip Bread bowls… ahhh yes please!  
  • Find out more here!

 2. Bar Bricco

  • Orders close on the 26th… sorry if you missed it, BUT this is a personal fave here at the Sneazwell residence and we had to include!
  • We got a NYE Box for 2 as well as a number of sparkling wines!
  • Cost: $120 plus add-ons
  • Order by December 26th for Dec 31st pick up!
  • Find out more here!

 3. Biera

  • NYE Box
  • Cost: $65 + add ons ($20 from the purchase of this box will be donated to Mealshare, a charity focused on ending youth hunger)
  • Each Biera Box features a selection of treats from Biera and Blind Enthusiasm
  • Find out more here!

 4. Eleanor & Laurent

  • New Year’s Eve dinner for 2 featuring a butter lettuce salad, Halibut, Lobster and more! Cost: $120
  • Pick up from 4pm to 8pm on New Year’s Eve
  • Find out more here!

 5. The Next Act

  • An affordable DIY Nacho Kit in the comfort of your own home! Sweatpants not included
  • Cost: $20
  • Find out more here!

 6. RGE RD

  • Offers NYE dinner kits, charcuterie boxes, holiday bubbles & more!
  • NYE 2020 Dinner Kit for 2:
  • Cost: $199
  • Northern Divine Caviar with traditional accompaniments: potato blini, creme fraiche, shallots and hard boiled egg. Includes: Sunchoke Soup, Scallops with squash, house cured pork and pepitas, Dexter Beef Loin with root vegetable pave, mushrooms and Jus AND Sweet Treats!
  • Find out more here!

 

CELEBRATORY COCKTAILS

pictured above: Negroni Sbagliato

We’ve got not one, but TWO cocktails for you to choose from to help you ring in the New Year…

First up, we’ve got some bitters… because well, it’s been a bitter kind of year, am I right?

Negroni Sbagliato

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 ounce prosecco 
  • orange peel

How to make: fill glass with ice and add your campari & vermouth. Give it a stir, then top with prosecco and orange peel. Easy peasy your cocktail is served!

… Now, if you’re feelin’ like putting in a little more effort (but not too much!) why not try a:

Mulled Cranberry Moonshine (Created by YEG’s Hansen Distillery!)

  • 1 & ½ oz Mulled Cranberry Moonshine
  •  ½ oz Licor 43
  • ¾ oz orange juice
  • ½ oz Cinnamon Syrup
  • ½ oz cranberry juice
  •  1 egg white

How to make: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice). Add ice and shake to chill. Double strain into your most favourite festive glass and garnish with fresh orange zest.

Follow @hansendistillery for more #HansenForTheHolidays inspired cocktails! 

AND if either of these aren’t enough, why not attend a “Virtual Bubble Tasting Tour”?! Hosted by WSET III expert Joe Gurba on Thursday December 31st at 8:30 PM (Bubbles & Food included) for $130! Attend the tour and have everything delivered to your door prior to the event! How easy is that? Find out more here!

OUT with the old and in with the NEW… we hope you are all now 2021 ready and at the very least, I think we all can agree that it’s time to say PEACE OUT 2020! #covidcantstopus #2021ready 

Happy New Year Folks!

 

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