We’ve done it. Today brings 2015 to a close. And if you’re anything like me, you want to do something special to mark the occasion, but life has left you a bit behind in the planning department. Do not worry! I have tapped my sources to see what other moms do for their New Year’s celebrations. Hopefully, you will be inspired with a fabulous option for your next few days whether or not you already had plans. Or at least feel better that you’re not the only one that takes it really easy.

New Year’s Eve

  1. “We feast like hobbits and have second dinner around 11 pm. Then we play card games all night and watch the Twilight Zone marathon. It’s how my grandma taught me to play 5 card draw when I was 6!”
  2. “We go to the mountains and stay in a lodge with a bunch of friends.”
  3. “Honestly, we’re boring. The kids watch the ball drop in New York at 9 then we make them go to bed.”
  4. “At midnight, the kids all get pots, pans, and spoons and we have a parade through the house. We tried to take it outside one year but not all of our neighbors were onboard!”
  5. “Our family likes to talk about the highs and lows of the year and set goals for the next year. A lot of times we use pictures to remind us of what happened which makes it so fun. It always turns into a ‘remember the time when’ session and the kids love it.”
  6. “We have a chocolate fountain and for some reason we feel like that’s the one night a year we can get it out and put chocolate on just about anything!”
  7. “On the last day of the year, we go to the party store and the kids choose the discounted hats, noise makers, and whatever other little trinkets catch their eyes. Later, when we celebrate in our pjs, they feel like it’s a party because they picked all the stuff.”

New Year’s Day

  1. “We always go somewhere beautiful to inspire us and hang out as a family. It seems to start our year off with so much hope.”
  2. “My grandma always served us black eyed peas and said it was good luck, so now I always do it for our family. I don’t really know why, but a little bit of extra luck can’t hurt.”

Whether you greet 2016 with scrumptious food, a lot of noise, or a quiet evening, I wish you all wonderful beginnings to an equally wonderful year!