We go to the annual Talent show and potluck at church. I look forward to it all year and am always amazed at how creative and funny (and brave) the people who get up on the stage are. They really put a lot of work into their acts.
We babysit any/all the grandkids overnight. We are expecting 3 of the 6 this year. We pick them up & parents come retreive them on New Years Day. We used to have our Christmas on New Years Day, but that changed this year. We will have some sort of meal together. I'm not sure what yet.
A tip for anyone else thinking they might do this in the future... Record the ball dropping & play it about 9:00 PM. The little ones won't know the difference...
We usually stay home. We like to have fun on NYE, but I'm afraid to be out on the roads driving with all the drunk drivers! This year we were invited to a neighbors house with 3 other couples. All our kids are about the same age, so we should have fun. We will probably play Apples ot Apples or some other fun game. I'm looking forward to it! Knowing us we will stay up until 12:01 and then go home!!!!
I like to go out with the drunks. The roads aren't nearly as bad as people think, usually there is very little traffic around town. DH and I usually book seats at a very nice restaurant and splurge on an expensive dinner to celebrate. Though, not this year since he is out of work.
We do on of two things. If we are in Disney World ringing in the new year with Mickey, Minnie and all of our Disney pals, we have a favorite spot near Splash Mountain where we like to sit and watch the New Year's fireworks. We hang around the park until it closes at 1:00 am. Then we take the monorail, boat or ferry back to the resort where we then have a small snack before we go to bed.
If we stay in town, we rent a suite at my favorite hotel. We check in around 3:00. The kids hit the workout room and pool while DH, the dog and I just lounge around. That night around 7:00 we order 2 blooming onions, 2 orders of cheese fries and two spinach dips from the steak house and play Monopoly and Uno. At midnight we toast in the new year with sparkling grape and apple juice in out festive New Year's champagne flutes, wearing our party hats and blowing our horns while watching Dick Clark's Rocking New Year's Eve countdown. After the new year has officially arrived, I call my dad and wish him a happy new year. Then we all begin to settle down and go to sleep. The next day the hotel extends the check out time until the afternoon so we sleep in then head to breakfast downstairs before checking out and going home.
We stay home, there are too many freaks out LMAO
It is usually a normal day for us, then a few hours before midnight we all start watching the new york thing, then right before midnight, we all have some sparking apple cider, watch the ball drop in new york and then we wish each other a happy new year, turn the ringers off on the phones so the drunken ex's and my drunken sister cant call and go to bed!!!!!!
This year we pre booked a party with another couple. We are going to the Hyatt Regency for dancing, dinner, and drinks. We will stay overnight there, so will not have to be on the roads. I am excited, as we are going to Skies for supper. I have never been there.Looking foward to ringing in a brand new year!
We normally stay home. My parents drilled it into me when I was young that the roads aren't safe (due to drunk drivers) more on New Year's Eve than any other night of the year. Don't know if that has any merit, but it's always stuck with me.
So, we normally stay home. If we do go to visit friends we stay with them, so we aren't driving home. Alot of times, we hang out with our neighbors and just do something totally low key!
We generally stay home or go to my parents (which is only a couple of minutes away). We do the cheese and crackers snacks with games as we wait for the ball to drop.
****side note ****
As an older teenager I would sneak into NYC and watch the ball drop. It is not the same as watching it on TV. There is an air of excitement and comraderie. The energy in the air is an experience I will never forget. People come in from all over to witness it in person. Many of them I met would sleep in their car in whatever parking garage the car was in before heading home the next day.
There is also the not so wonderful parts such as the lack of bathrooms. You stand for hours in the cold, most people drinking, and then have nowehere to pee as you've been hearded behind sawhorse blockades and would have to wind back through a VERY long maze to go find an establishment you could get in to use the bathroom. All the ones in the area have posted signs that they can;t be used. Anyway people just go in the street.
Mom and I make dinner consisting of surf and turf for my Dad and hubby and some kind of fancy chicken for us. We make something simple for the kids. Then we play games or watch movies and stay up as late as we can.
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