Originally Posted by Seawaters
I see what you mean. I am a teacher, so we get off until January 2012; so it's easy for me to continue to celebrate. Maybe you could really make a big deal of New Year's Eve, which so many get off work. Hubby and I are going to celebrate here at home. In the past, the kids and I did it as a family with LOTS of goodies and fun. Next year, I'll be retired, so it will be easy for me to continue to celebrate.
I try hard to make a big deal out of New Years but have a hard time getting anyone on board! But guess what??? Last year I asked my mom and dad to come over for an early celebration, (my dad likes to be in bed no later than 8 pm!). My dad kinda said, "well, I will see". I said, "I am not letting you think about this, you ARE coming over"! I told him we will get together for games around 5 and you can stay for a couple of hours. He laughed and agreed. We have a great time! I told him again this year it's on again and he WILL be here!
I don't usually make it until midnight either so the early celebration does fine for me.
I manage to get my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids over briefly for an early countdown since I know the kids will be in bed way before midnight. That is fun! My daughter usually has a few of their friends at their house so they don't stay at my house long. I can understand that, she is young and they want to stay up past midnight and hang out with people their age listening to their music! =)
I am taking your advice and going to convince more family to come over this New Years Eve, not just my mom and dad. I will let you know how that goes! =)