Celebrating Over 80 Years of Fun!
Isn’t New Year’s Eve the BEST? It wasn’t the lavish parties, going out to clubs, or getting to be with some significant other for a midnight kiss that made me love this holiday. It was celebrating with my friends and family in my home and staying up until MIDNIGHT (which was a 50/50 chance each year as a kid.) There is something new and fresh about beginning a whole new year. It is the promise of great things to come and resolutions to be made that made my heart go pitter-patter. No matter what type of year we were having or how much money we had, my mom always made sure we had cute little holiday hats, whistles, grape juice, and the good luck meal based on a German heritage; pork and sauerkraut, on New Year’s Eve when I was little. We tried to stay up until the ball dropped in New York City and living in the East Coast time zone made it a VERY long night, indeed. It still makes me smile when I think about it.
I love that my two little munchkins, especially our oldest, loves New Year’s as much as I do. Brooke has become quite a party socialite and loves to entertain. She recently said to me (as we were decorating our Christmas tree, no less), “So, what are we doing for New Year’s, momma?” Ha! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. However, with lots of craziness going on such as our current process of buying our very first home (more on that later), I realized I had not put together my usual New Year plan. In two quick clicks on Oriental Trading’s website, I found exactly what we needed; The Midnight Jewel Countdown New Year’s Party Kit for 25! 25, you say! Yes! That’s enough for our household plus Brooke’s class at school so they can each take a little bit of New Year’s SWAG home with them to celebrate into 2016. Perfect! Pass on the goodness!
The Midnight Jewel Countdown New Year’s Party Kit Contains;
- 5″ paper hats
- 10″ plastic squawkers
- 2 1/2″ whistles
12 of each:
- 7″ foil tiaras
- 28″ plastic beads.
(Total 63 pieces per unit)
And, yes, for those who like math, that means you are just spending $1.28 per guest in this kit. Whoo hoo!
I feel a lot of gratitude and love going into 2016 and if our new house closes on time, we will be celebrating in our very OWN home; paying mortgage instead of rent. It’s almost mind-blowing, but very, very exciting. My oldest is doing phenomenal in kindergarten and my youngest is amazing us every day as she is learning the ABCs and counting like a champ in preschool. My husband has a job he loves and I have kicked postpartum depression to the curb in 2015 (yup, it only took me a year and a half…ha!). I have a wonderful boss, a blog that allows me to learn new and interesting things, and people who actually read things I write just…because…! Thank you to all my lovely friends (and you know who you are) and family for being there for me and allowing me to be ME and loving me for it. I’m still that little kid from Appalachia who wanted to conquer the world, yet now I am content and HAPPY to be a woman in Austin with a beautiful family I love and excited about what each day will bring. You only go around once in this world and I’ve learned to make the most of it and trust that things are the way they are supposed to be. So, cheers and well wishes, as I put on my party hat and make some memories with my own family. Lovely memories that they will hopefully cherish and pass on to their families in the future.
Happy 2016, my lovely readers! HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ONE!
List Price: $ 29.00