It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of 2016 and time to ring in the new year (celebrate the arrival of the new year)!
Here are a few words we associate (connect) with the anticipation (waiting to happen) and celebration of the new year. You may know some of these already.
But just in case you don’t…
Confetti are small pieces of colored paper that people throw at celebrations, especially at weddings and New Year celebrations. It comes from Italian and in English, it is always spelled the same whether it is singular or plural.
A resolution is a promise you make to yourself to do something or not do something, usually related to bad habits, such a smoking or singing Celine Dion songs.
Glitter is a term we use for the very small pieces of shiny (reflecting light) material that is used to decorate things, such as greeting cards.
And do you know these as well?
Bubbly: Bubbly can mean something with bubbles (round shapes filled with air or gas), but is commonly used as another word for champagne (white wine with bubbles).
– “The wedding guests drank bubbly and ate cake.”
Party favors: Small gifts or toys related to the theme of a party or celebration, such as party hats, noisemakers, and headbands (piece of thin plastic worn around the head as decoration, usually by women), usually worn or used at the event.
– “Each child at the birthday party will get a set of party favors, which include a hat, a plastic toy, and a pair of funny glasses.”
To overindulge: This means to eat or drink too much of something, especially alcohol.
– “Monica wants to have a good time but is careful not to overindulge at dinner.”
Merrymaking: The process of enjoying yourself, often with laughter, dancing, and drinking.
– “There will be plenty of merrymaking at the festival!”
Boisterous: Something or someone who is noisy and cheerful, with a lot of energy.
– “The bar usually has a boisterous crowd on Friday and Saturday nights.”
We wish you a New Year’s Eve celebration full of boisterous merrymaking with bubbly and fun party favors, and only a little overindulging.
Happy New Year!
Jeff, Lucy, + ESLPod.com Team