Does anyone have any fun plans or traditions that they do for New Years?
For New Years Eve, we are having DH's cousins (all around the same age as us) over for a Game Night at our house with board games and snacks. Nothing too exciting, and who knows if I will even be able to stay up to see the ball drop this year (I've been going to bed exhausted by 10 every night lately.)
On New Years Day it was always tradition in my house when I was growing up to have kielbasa, sauerkraut, and baked potatoes for dinner. I have NO idea why. No one on either side of my family is Polish or Eastern European, or anything else that might explain that - my dad's Mexican and my mom is of Irish/Scottish descent. Maybe it came from the area of the country I grew up in (central OH?) In anycase, I always associate that meal with New Year's Day, and DH and T both like it, so that has become the tradition in our house too.
We go to the beach with friends every year. This year two other couples and their kids are coming down to our house with us. We spend the afternoon eating appetizers, feed the kids and celebrate their "new year" with milk and cookies in champagne glasses at 8pm, and then eat a big feast of filet and king crab and stuffed mushrooms late at night. The guys do a polar bear plunge in the atlantic on NY's morning, and we spend the day being lazy and hungover and watching football, I usually make homemade chicken wings and nachos. We come home on the 2nd and get back to "real life", since my husbands been off all week its been unusually, uh, festive. I'm freaking exhausted.
Nothing really set in stone. We've had friends over for NYE but they are going to a wedding this year so I think it will be a quiet night with the kids. We do get Chinese food every year so that is a bit of a tradition.
New Years Day can vary but since the birth of C almost 3 years ago it involves around planning for her arrival and now her parties (her bday is 1/6)
We are always home with the kids, so we try to have a really special meal that night. Dave makes something extra delicious (and something extra for fussypants Juliet) and I make a special dessert. We haven't decided what the meal is but I think dessert has come down to either a pumpkin cheesecake or my 2nd-place-bake-off-winner Toffee Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce and Sea Salt.
We have a nice meal all together, the kids go to bed, and we just hang out and appreciate our time together.
I used to do New Year's Day brunch and loved it, but it hasn't worked out as of late.
We don't do anything special. Hubby will be working and my town does nothing for New Years eve at all, not even fireworks at midnight. DS will go to bed like normal and I will probably just go to bed and read and decide based on how tired I am what time I got to bed. This year it's going to be a long day as it's my Nanna's funeral that day.
My son's birthday is New Years Eve so I have always told him that everyone celebrates on his birthday He is about to turn 22 so he usually does something with his friends to celebrate now, but we still go out to dinner or at least have a small family party to celebrate his birthday sometime during the day.
Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
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We go to our families cabin in the woods or we do nothing. This year my inlaws are going to be at the cabin so we will stay home. I do not love going anywhere that night because of all the people drunk driving.
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
Ange, I am sorry for your loss.