Friday, January 15, 2010

New New Year's Tradition

For the first time in almost 10 years, we did not host a New Year's Eve party at our house. We've been scaling down for the past several years, and just couldn't pull one together this year. Instead, we decided to have our own family party, and it was a blast! The boys didn't really understand the concept, but it started sinking in as it got later and later. They were also pleasantly surprised when we said YES to all of their candy, snack, and junk requests. Here's how our night unfolded.
Round 1:
Cookie baking with left over Christmas M&M's
Round 2:
Heart Attack Mac'N'Cheese
I watch a lot of shows on the Food Network. Guy Fieri watched a chef make a mac'n'cheese dish at a diner and it looked so good, so I tried to replicate it (without a recipe) and it turned out great!
2 words - BACON GREASE!
Round 3:
Picnic time while watching Night at the Museum
Round 4:
Texas Chocolate Cake and Hot Chocolate while watching Night at the Museum 2

This is how Jake celebrated

At midnight, we went outside and popped some poppers.
It was cold, so we went back inside to pop the rest.

The boys then crashed in the living room. We had a great time, and hope to continue it as a family tradition. :)


Blogger Erin McDonald said...

So sad to hear that your parties have come to an end BUT SUPER excited that a new way to party in now in full swing! This is great news!We hosted a little party and it was fun BUT never comparable to the shin digs you guys throw! We miss you so much! 21 days to go!

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