When you have little ones celebrating New Year's Eve is usually an afterthought after Christmas or unless someone to ask you — What are your plans for New Year's Eve? Don't worry about waiting to the last minute to throw a party because you've been focused on Christmas or getting a babysitter and staying up until midnight when you are already sleep deprived! We get it! The beauty of having kids is the chance to do fun things that create memories for your family. There are some great ideas to have a kid-friendly New Year Eve's and here's our list:
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People all over the world have special traditions for celebrating the arrival of the new year, and often celebrations include the idea of eating lucky foods, thought to bring happiness and prosperity in the year to come.
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Just which foods are lucky depends on where you are, but there are some traditions that are pretty widespread. Here are suggestions for lucky foods from around the world, but if you have a New Year's food tradition that brings you luck, please share your link or recipe in the comments....more
I thought about writing a snazzy post with adorable New Year's Eve outfits for all the fabulous parties and fun times that will be happening tomorrow.Then I realized that it would be pretty hypocritical of me to do so, since the most glamour that I will be a part of will be my fantasies of having a reason to wear a sparkly dress....more
Most people drink champagne on New Year’s but I always remember my family mixing up a batch of wine spritzers (pronounced spritzahs). It was the fancy cocktail of choice for all my aunts and uncles. For those not familiar with them, spritzahs are white wine and seltzer over ice. Maybe in Manhattan they were drinking champagne but in the two-story flats on Avenue U in Brooklyn, it was wine spritzahs all the way.As for us kids, we had our own holiday drink, a Shirley Temple. We made them with 7-UP, grenadine and a maraschino cherry garnish. The cherry was, of course, the best part....more
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