Ring In and Sing In the New Year
Plan a family New Years Eve party...
one of the best pieces of advice I can give you. Back many years ago,
when the kids were small, they begged us to stay home and have a New
Year's Eve party with them. So we gave up the fancy dinners, saved money
on the babysitter and planned a New Year's Eve party with friends,
their children and family. It was a tradition we continued for many
years. I missed it terribly when they got older and it ended. However,
it seems to have be seeing a renaissance now that they are adults! Last
year, our two oldest invited over friends and we did a New Year's game
night.. they introduced us to a great game Apples to Apples Party Box - The Game of Hilarious Comparisons. So the tradition continues in a new form!
One year we had a dance contest- kids vs adults.. they taught us a dance!
We let the kids help decorate for this family New Year's party.. and they decorated themselves!
As midnight approached out would come the pots, pans and any kind of utensil that you could bang against them. And over the holidays I saved all the bubble wrap from packages.. why you ask?? I would line our porch floor and let them stomp while they were they were ringing in the New Year with their pots and pans! We called it the BUBBLE WRAP DANCE!! It was great.. it sounded like firecrackers going off and they just loved it!!!
Our New Years Eve revelers.. not Times Square.. but just as fun!
By 1am.. the littlest ones were exhausted from this New Years Eve party... they had welcomed in the New Year surrounded with fun, friends and family!