Plans for New Years Eve?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by New Leaf, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone, What are you all up to for the New Year celebration?
    Any plans?
    I will be going to a friends for a potluck barbecue. They live on a mountainside, so we will have a view of fireworks from their balcony.
    Hope everyone has a wonderful time.
    New Year, new day, new beginnings......

  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I think that we will be staying at home. We're so boring!
  3. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Meh, witzend, not boring, smart....that is what I would normally do, but I have this need to get out of my recent hermit to the barbecue I go. ;)

    Have a relaxing New Year!
  4. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Don't like to go out on New Years Eve because of drunk drivers and a disinterest in partying so, yesh, staying home.Boring.
  5. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    No not boring, smart, I will come home early, same here, do not want to be out there driving!
    Hawaii has put a clamp down on drunk driving, road blocks everywhere. But there are still horror stories......

    In the old days, there was so much celebration, fireworks are big, big over here. At midnight, the sound used to be deafening, the air, full of smoke and that smell. It got so bad that the city and state created strict permitting.
    Lots of people still get illegal fireworks, aerials and such. It can get crazy.

    Okay, maybe I will have to stay in........shudder

  6. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We were invited to go to an overnight thing at a hotel with some good friends but are going to stay home with the kids and eat our usual pizza and watch the Twilight Zone marathon like we do every year. It may sound boring but we love it!
  7. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    oooooh Twilight Zone marathon- funnnn! Family traditions are great.
    Have a wonderful snuggly time....
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Hubby and I will celebrate at home. Don't know what's on the menu yet. At midnight, we watch the ball drop, then open the front door to let the New Year in.

    When Miss KT was little, I would give her a pan and a wooden spoon, and she ran around the front yard screaming "Happy New Year!" and pounding on the pan with her spoon.
  9. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    I have never heard of opening the front door to let the New Year in, how clever and symbolic. KT, if you don't mind my asking, where does this originate from?
  10. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    I love the symbolic idea of letting out the old and welcoming the new.

    I will either stay home to comfort my dog through the fireworks or we will both go to my daughter's.
  11. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Well-Known Member

    I love that idea, too! Only hubs and I barely make it awake to midnight We stay home and do nothing. We are not drinkers and we definitely don't like being out with potential drunk drivers so we will stay home and possibly rent some movies. :)
  12. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    It might be from more than one culture... but the neighborhood I grew up in had a strong Celtic presence, and it became tradition that at midnight New Year's Eve, the Dad of each home would open the front door and yell "Happy New Year"... and from inside the house, we heard all the other Dads doing the same thing. It pretty much echoed through the neighborhood.
  13. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Leafy, I believe it's an English tradition. I read about it years ago in one of the Anne of Green Gables books. 2015 was not an awful year, but it wasn't one of the best, either. I'll be glad to let 2016 in.
  14. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    We have had a few fireworks go off already and my dogs get crazy nervous and start barking.
    I might have to stay home after all, hubs doesn't want to budge from his hermit status.....Have a great New Years Pas.
    Yup, the driving is the scary part. Enjoy the peace at home PG. Happy New Year to you and yours. 2015 has ended so well with your daughter and grand.

    What a nice memory, IC. It is interesting, the tradition of different cultures. Looking forward to a better 2016. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    I will be glad to see in 2016 as well. It's nice to have a tradition to make your own like opening the door to let the New Year in. I loved the old series Anne of Green Gables. Thank you KT. Have a great time with the home fires burning with your hubby! Have a Happy New Year!

  15. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    About 50% of the time we make it to midnight, otherwise we just go to bed. We don't go out because husband and I are not into crowds and we would rather stay home and watch Netflix. I'm looking forward to 2016.
  16. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Not into crowds either, we usually stay home too, but got invited to a bbq. However, I just found out they are going to play poker, not my thing so now what?
    Looking forward to 2016, anything would be an improvement from 2015! Happy New Year CG!
  17. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    So far, black eyed peas and a small glass of wine with hubby.
    Will make a resolution (goal) list on the first.
    I do like this time of year. :)
    Happy New Year!

    What great words rhyme with 16? Anything?
  18. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Black eyed peas and wine, I like the simplicity of this.....
    Happy New Year Nomad.

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