Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years' Eve Party

I am excited to welcome a fresh, brand new year tonight! We are hosting two other families, so we'll have six adults and five kiddos at our party. As usual, I am pulling everything together last minute. Here are our plans for our casual ring in the new year...

Pasta Bar: For our simple dinner we are cooking up a few different types of pasta, serving it on a platter, and including various toppings in little bowls: sun dried tomatoes, chopped chicken, cheese, broccoli, etc., along with sauces. Everyone does make your own pasta, pleasing kids and adults alike!

: This is our third year doing this kind of party. Last year, we managed the kids by having a new activity each hour. This year, I thought, what if we could get a high school babysitter to help entertain the kids? Our friends drafted a message on facebook and we got ourselves a responsible brother/sister team. It's a win-win for everyone. Kids get paid, their parents get some freedom, and we can get some uninterrupted fun.

Crafts: Happy New Year Cards! We are going to rig a photo area with wooden numbers spelling out 2011 and have the kids make their own cards on the spot. By the way, this idea is from Family Fun.

Play: I love this bubble jump idea. I got this idea from Martha Stewart. Color the flat side of bubbles with permanent marker, turn over and tape down with painters tape. Bounce heaven in 2011!

Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?

1 comment:

Happy Homemaker said...

Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! You have so much energy, it's contagious!! Thank you! Love the party ideas!!