New Years Eve: Expectation VS Reality

New Years Eve, you either love it or hate it, but you can’t deny that it’s a shit storm either way. Whether your New Years Eve exceeds your expectations or is a total disappointment, everybody can relate to the expectation VS reality of the night.


Expectation: Your best mate hosts a massive house party goin’ all night loooong.

Bottomless drinks, perfect tunes and the best crowd of people you could’ve possibly imagined.

Reality: You and your 3 friends split a bottle of wine and call it a night.

But like, does this really sound like a bad night at all?

Pulling An All Nighter

Expectation: You’re awake to witness the 9PM fireworks, the 12AM fireworks, AND the sun come up on New Years Day.

Who knew you even had the energy to go all day and night? Not only did you witness the fireworks in person but you managed to get your entire night on your regrettably drunk insta story too.

Reality: You’re asleep by 8:30PM

You only got into bed because it was ‘comfy’ and fell asleep. Luckily for you everyone else filmed the fireworks on social media for you to watch when you wake up at 6AM the next morning.


Expectation: Shots, shots, shots! 8 hours of straight liquor and you didn’t puke once!

No embarrassing moments, no gnarly falls, no calls or messages to your ex! Nailed it.

Reality: You had 2 shots of vodka and passed out on your mate’s couch.

Not only that, but you managed to tell your ex you still love them 3 times in an hour…and you puked on the carpet.

Watching The Fireworks

Expectation: You arrived to a great spot extra early to get the perfect view of the fireworks

Waterfront views, an esky packed with cheeseboards and drinks, and your best group of friends to join in the day-long celebrations.

Reality: You’re couch is a fine spot to watch the ‘works.

Let’s be honest, the view of the fireworks from the television is better than any other view.

New Years Kiss

Expectation: The perfect NYE kiss under the stars with that person you’ve been crushing on for years.

It’s exactly what you’d dreamed of…and the best part is that they wanna come home with you tonight.

Reality: 12AM turns into a solo viewing party of everyone’s kisses.

Forever alone.

However your New Years Eve turns out, we hope it’s a whole lot of fun. Remember to keep safe and be responsible.

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