This year we were at "the kid stage." Getting a babysitter on New Years will cost you and arm, a leg, and probably a couple toes. Heading 'out' and standing in line in a crowded establishment to overpay for a beverage that will get spilled within minutes...yep, we aren't there this year, or for the next many years. AND THAT IS OKAY!
I have no desire. Last night we had two families over, both live in our neighborhood. The kids played games and occupied themselves nicely. The adults feasted on appetizers, chatted, and even played a game. It was perfect! It was kid friendly! It is where we all are in life.
Party hats! check.
Party blowers! check.
Sparkling Cider! check.
Happy New Year at 10pm! Check.