Monday, January 3, 2011
This is not the most timely post, I realize, but for those of you who plan ahead, I wanted to share how we've been spending our New Year's Eves. I wish I could take credit for this brilliant idea, but I cannot. Our friends downstairs host a party every year for parents of small children, and everyone brings the kids along.
Instead of the usual countdown at midnight, we pretend that 8:00 is time to celebrate the new year. Everyone brings food for a pot luck, and we eat and hang out, and at 8:00 we have a countdown and toast (champagne for big people, sparkling apple cider for little people.)
We hang out for a bit more, and most people leave by around 9:00 to take the kids home and put them to bed. It's really, really fun for both the kids and the parents. And if you're one of us who are now finding themselves pretty exhausted by midnight, it gives you a great excuse not to have to stay out at a party waiting for the real countdown ;).
What fun New Year's Eve traditions have you developed?
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