Making New Year’s Eve a Family Celebration

Bowling Picture From 2010

My family has always stayed at home for New Year’s Eve.  This year, we are going to do things different.  My husband and I thought it would be nice to take the kids bowling.  The local bowling ally is doing a special family New Year’s Eve celebration, from 6:00pm to 8:00, and including a countdown and dropping of the ball at the end.  I think that it is a great idea to have a celebration that includes children, and is early enough that I won’t be dealing with tired and cranky kids.

There’s also an adult party that will start later, but we will not be attending that.  One thing that I know the kids will like about tomorrow night will be bowling with the lights off.  They plan on turning off the main lights, and putting on the disco ball lights.  We will also be joined by a group of friends.  My husband reserved our favorite lanes, as we are expecting the place to be filled to max bowling capacity.

There are a number of events going on around the Carolinas, but that would involve travelling.  I would love to take the kids down to Wilmington.  We’ve attended night time celebrations there in the past, and have had a great time.  They know how to throw a party.  Best of all, the ones we attended were family friendly.

Whether you are staying home, or going out, please be responsible.  Don’t drink and drive.  If you plan on drinking, have a designated driver, or stay the night where you are doing your drinking.  Losing your life, or causing the loss of another’s life, isn’t how you want to end the year.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve.


18 comments on “Making New Year’s Eve a Family Celebration

  1. Sleep! I never seem to see midnight anymore. We will do a mini celebration with the kids earlier in the morning. I love the idea of the bowling alley making a family friendly event early.

  2. This is our 4th annual Eat & Play. We stay home, put the kids to bed around 9, and then the adults eat finger foods like cheese sticks, chips & dip, pigs in a blanket, drink root beer floats and play ALL kinds of board games until midnight 🙂 Then everyone spends the night to be extra safe! Happy New Year!

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