How Will You Ring in the New Year?

I remember when I became old enough to stay up till midnight on New Year’s Eve.  Oh, I was something else!  Every year, it was so exciting and intriguing to ring in the new year.  We would go outside and bang pots and pans and yell “Happy New Year!”  I’m sure our neighbors really appreciated that!

And before we had kids, my husband and I used to host sleep-over parties with our good friends and play games all night.  One year, Judd was going to shave his hair really short , so, he gave himself a mohawk right before our party.  You should have seen the faces of our friends when they opened the door!  Thankfully, he shaved the whole thing a few hours later!

I’ll admit, the last few years I’ve been a little complacent about celebrating the New Year.  But I might try a trick a friend shared with me: Set all your clocks back before bedtime, and let the kids ring in the New Year early.  They’ll never know.

So what are you doing to ring in the New Year?  Leave a comment and let us know!

For older kids, families and adults, the ski slopes are a great idea!  App Ski Mountain’s celebration is alcohol free.

App Ski Mountain

Sugar Mountain

Beech Mountain.


  1. We are going to a friend’s house to play Rockband on the Wii all night!

  2. I had a friend that lived in France for a time and so we got in the habit of celebrating New Year’s based on her time zone. The family collects all alarm clocks from around the house and we synchronize to ‘Jana’s time’. We usually buy a big roll of bubble wrap and when the clocks go off we let our kids jump and bounce and pop away. It is a noisy way to ring in the new year that they always look forward to.