We do not have family traditions for New Year’s Eve…yet! I asked around and had some of my friends share their traditions in hopes we might be able to copycat and combine to create our own family traditions for New Year’s Eve!
Our yearly tradition is to go for tea at our friend’s cafe, then head over to church for a countdown event called “Come Bless The Lord”. We sing worship songs throughout, and countdown to the new year together! Read more from Jacinta’s here: www.snugglesandkisses.net
We just started a tradition where our friend comes over to xbox with my hubby on New Years Eve. His wife isn’t big into New Years. We then try our best to catch the fireworks. I also try console my one dog during fireworks. Read more from Ailie’s here: www.P3Alive.com
Spent many years volunteering for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade – making floats. Weeks of work. Petal by petal. Seed by seed. Then celebrating New Years Eve by sleeping a few hours on the curb – awaiting the Rose Parade! Loud cheers always going up as our float went by. Afterwards, a big party and then tag football and frisbee golf.
Definitely recommend the experience. Many schools and non-profits have annual fund-raisers working floats. Cherished memories. – Pamela Nishimoto
I’ve got little ones so we pick a place in the world that is counting down at their bed time (or a place that already has) and watch the count down on the computer. We celebrate the new year at that hour with sparkling cider and snacks then off to bed. The hubs and I then watch a movie and celebrate the real count down, if I can stay awake that long though because mommas of little ones that still wake up in the middle of the night to nurse need their sleep! Read more from Jamie Lath here: http://gracewalking.com
What family traditions for New Year’s Eve do you have? Please comment below and share with the rest of us!
Jamie Lath says
Love these. Thanks for including ours! We just watched bits of fireworks from London, Sydney, Dubai, Japan, and Taiwan. Now we are putting the kiddos to bed! 🙂
Mrs. Hudson says
I Love the tradition of watching the new year ring in in other countries! … helps teach the kids about time zones too! Thanks so much for being a part of this post! Happy New Year!
Hanna Ben says
Lovely ideas! We only have one tradition so far. When the countdown starts we climb up in our sofa and when the clock hits 12 we all jump down from the sofa and “into” the new year. A bit silly maybe but my kids love it!
Mrs. Hudson says
What a great tradition!!! Please tell me you take a pic or video of all of you jumping!? 😀