Rather than meeting friends for drinks, find other ways to socialize and catch up without hitting the bars. Try out a new bakery, visit a cafe with great non-alcoholic options, or take an art class together. You can also go the activity route—board games, bowling, or roller skating bring out everyone’s inner kid and don’t have to include drinking.
No matter how you decide to kick off the new year, Dry and Damp January is an opportunity to check in with yourself, be more present, and spend quality time with friends in new ways. So get that cocktail shaker out and make some delicious mocktails in your favorite glassware—don’t let those highball glasses get dusty.