The kids and I celebrated, welcoming in the new year with much delight!
Our festivities included:
Food! Of course, cheese, artisan bread, hummus, pita chips, and grapes. My friend Gerardo shared a tidbit on Spanish culture, explaining that 12 grapes are eaten on New Year's Eve to representing a prosperous 12mos ahead. We ate our 12 Grapes to represent both the 12 months past, recognizing the year's best and worst, and to bring hope and prosperity to the next coming 12 months of 2011.
Bubbly! The kids drank their "kid wine" (sparkling white grape juice) and I had my own bottle of the real stuff. Nothing fancy, but ooo I love yummy sparkling glass of champagne! And a little red wine paired with smoked gouda! Yum
Dance. What's a party without a boogie down! (Thanks to Dad who set up the speakers for us all, before heading to bed). We danced the first part of the night away, the kids must have played Gaga's Poker Face and Tao Cruz Dynamite over and over at least 50 times..reinacting some of my Zumba moves (I've incorporated both of these into my playlist for class).
Ink! We got inked (well, not really ink ink..but temporary was lots of fun! We used up all 50 of the tattoos in the package)
Games: Operation and The Lady Bug Game
Big Fish (excellent Tim Burton flick, highly recommended by everyone in our house)
and last but not least Dove Oven S'mores. We enjoyed the wrapper inspirations, using them as tools to help us with New Year's Resolutions and hope for the new year.
We partied ourselves out and made it until about 10pm before we had to drop the ball early (it was midnight somewhere in the world after all). Happy New Year my beautiful babies! May every year find you new inspiration, wonder and delight!