So what are we doing?
Here are some of the things we’re shooting for:
My kids LOVE charades. So each person will need to think of some event (preferably funny) that happened this year, and try to get us to guess it. Might be scary to see what they think of!
Pillsbury has a funfetti cake mix — we’ll either make cake with it or cake cookies. I got it super cheap when it was on sale – at the time I was saving it for a birthday, but confetti cake at new year’s seems appropriate.
Homemade pizza is on the docket.
Flashlight limbo! I saw this idea in Disney’s family fun — you point two flashlight beams at each other, thereby making a pole of light. Then it’s limbo time! Add some awesome music (lights should be off)!
Time capsule! I have yet to decide if this year’s will be a physical capsule or a digital capsule. I currently have a dvd for each year, filled with pictures and videos, that resides in our fireproof safe.
Goody delivery. There are two amazing, spectacular, put-Griswald-to-shame, light displays in our neighborhood. The kids would like to surprise them with a plate of treats, as a thank you. I’ve lost count of how many nights we’ve revisited a particular one that is set to music. It’s an amazing display – like fireworks made of lights.
Trying to stay awake until midnight, and succeeding at getting Mike to dance! ( ;