my sister, amy has a cute new year's eve tradition with her kiddos. they celebrate new year's eve around the globe! i think it's the perfect way to enjoy a party with your children, maintain a sane bedtime, and let them bang pots and pans (just a few hours earlier)! she picks a dreamy place to theme her party around; a vacation spot two hours ahead of her locale. (favorites have been washington D.C. and miami.) she whips up a creative meal, treats, games and party favors for the big countdown. at ten o'clock, they holler and hoot and pop streamers for the new year.
i'm excited to host her family for an impromptu party this year! i am thinking of a pizza party in true new york city fashion. there will be a checkers competition, apples to apples (in honor of the big apple), a play-doh sculpting game (in honor of the MOMA) and something sweet ala serendipity. i can hardly wait. any more new yorkian suggestions?
since i've never hosted a new year's bash before i wonder if it's a major faux pas to still have christmas decorations up. thoughts?? i'm definitely keeping mine up for my sister's family. it feels too festive to take down already.
what are your new year's eve traditional favorites?
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