New Year’s Eve is the anniversary of Mr. J and I meeting for the first time. He tracked me down three weeks later for a first date, and the rest is history! Thus, we make a point to mark the holiday in some way. Sometimes we eat out, sometimes we order in, perhaps watch a few movies and share a special moment and a fizzy drink at midnight. It has been, though, a little more difficult to celebrate in a big way since having children. Still, it’s one of my favorite holidays and I hope to build some traditions around it that my whole family can enjoy. Some ideas:
-make a family calendar with photos and mementos.
-create a special page in our family photo album honoring each member’s milestones or favorite moments from the past year.
-invite friends over for an early evening celebration, turning all clocks ahead several hours so that little ones can countdown the new year, too, without staying up until midnight. this seems a great activity for such a party, so is this. And you know you have bubble wrap leftover from last week!
-celebrate with the Spanish tradition of eating grapes at every chime of midnight.