Love it or hate it, New Year's Eve is guaranteed to bring a whole host of traditions...
1.The kitchen becomes the place to be
Yes, the place to party on New Year’s Eve is where the cooker is. No-one knows why, and no-one really cares, it’s just always been that way. You’ll always find us in the kitchen at parties.
2. Your mate cries
Male or female, it doesn’t matter – someone will be shedding tears while the clock strikes 12. And they’re not usually tears of happiness. Heartache or just too much fizzy wine will often lead to a person blubbing.
3. Someone throws up
And not necessarily in the toilet. It could be the bath, a plant pot or the carpet in the lounge. It always happens, but it won’t stop the vomiter from partying at midnight!
4. Tequila makes an uninvited appearance
No-one can really like the taste of tequila – hence the salt and lemon. But on New Year’s Eve, a lot of us seem to think it’s the perfect time to drink it. The morning after will not thank you.
5. Someone must be the allocated driver
‘Oh no, I can’t drink tonight because I’ve got to drive,’ is the last thing anyone wants to say on New Year’s Eve, when the highlight of your evening is watching your friends have the time of their lives while you toast in 2016 with a lemonade.
6. Unexpected snogging
All of a sudden, when the clock chimes midnight, it seems the perfect time to snog the face off the person you’ve been after since July. Quick, you’ve got 12 whole seconds to enjoy it!
7. Someone turns up in fancy dress
When it isn’t a fancy dress party. And probably in the most inappropriate, rude costume, ever.
8. Someone turns up in normal clothes
When it is a fancy dress party. Did someone call the party pooper police?
9. Someone brings fireworks
And the most sober person has to take charge of lighting them. Followed by sounds of ‘Ooooohhh’ and ‘Aaaaahhhhh’. Quick, where’s the champers?!
10. Party poppers go pop!
And you’ll still be finding the pieces of string in your living room in February.