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As 2014 comes to a close, many people are gearing up and planning their night’s celebrations for when New Year’s Eve hits in the next coming weeks. If you’re one of those last minute scramblers looking for some cool New Year’s Eve ideas to liven your night without breaking the bank, read on! ClipDeals has got some New Year’s Eve ideas that will not only give you a memorable time, but also help you stay on a budget.


  1. Check out your city’s public square.


Nearly every major city in Canada offers some type of free outdoor festivities. For example, every year Toronto hosts a New Year’s Eve outdoor party at Nathan Phillips Square, filled with food truck vendors, giveaways and live entertainment. The best attraction of all is that admission is free.


In addition, some public transportation systems not only offer extended service, but some also offer free transportation before New Year’s Eve and after, so you don’t have to worry about finding a way home.


  1. Throw a potluck and BYOB house party.


Don’t want to go to a restaurant or bar that raises their price for New Year’s Eve festivities? How about hosting your own shindig with a group of friends! Make it a potluck and BYOB where participants either cook or buy one food item and a bottle of wine or a case of beer. Nothing brings people closer than sharing!


  1. Hold a New Year’s Eve Casino Night


Casino nights are all the rage right now with blackjack, roulette and Texas Hold’em poker being the most popular games at casino nights. You are usually able to rent out casino props at a shop in your local area. Consider printing out your own New Year’s Eve money or just open the box of an old game of Monopoly and use that game money as casino money for the night.


One thing to note: although New Year’s Eve should be celebrated thoroughly, always remember to not drink and drive. If you’re hosting a party, get people’s keys and write down a taxi number so they have a ride home! If you’re going out make sure you have someone be the designated driver for the night.


Enjoy the end of 2014 and let’s start off strong for 2015!