New Year’s Eve Ideas

It’s hard to believe another decade is coming to an end!  We’ll soon be calling the year “Twenty Ten”, instead of “Two-Thousand Nine”.

With small children it’s difficult to plan a night out on New Year’s.  While our children were young we always had close friends come over to celebrate  and stay the night.  This made for a fun evening without having to worry about driving about town after midnight.  Here are a few ideas to consider if you’re staying home this year:

  • Play games – group games like Taboo, Guesstures and Apples to Apples are all fun and family friendly.
  • Have a fondue night.  Start with cheese and finish with chocolate or caramel.  There are all kinds of recipes available on the internet.  A little research and you can be dipping in no time!
  • Have a Movie Marathon – like Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings.  Be sure to have lots of popcorn, candy and soda to go around.
  • Play Two Truths and a Lie.  The idea of this game is to discover something about your friends you never knew before.  Each person think of two things about themselves that no one in the group knows.  Add to the two something completely false – like you flew an airplane – and each person has to try to guess which of the three is a lie.  Take turns until everyone has shared.
  • Serve a large breakfast after midnight!  Or if you have older children, put the younger ones to bed…let the older ones have their own time together while the adults go out for breakfast.

If you are able to go out this year here are a few things happening in Central Florida worth checking out:

  • Universal City Walk – Light Up The City.  It’s pricey, but includes all-you-can-eat gourmet food from 8p – 2a.
  • Kissimmee’s Old Town provides a family friendly celebration for FREE.
  • Sea World provides live Jazz Entertainment beginning at 9p.

Don’t forget to pause and thank God for the blessing of seeing another year!  As long as we’re on this earth we have a purpose – to glorify God in all things, including our marriages.  Make some time as a couple to talk about how your marriage glorifies Him day in and day out.  It might reveal some necessary changes, or it might reveal yet another reason to thank Him for His work in your lives.

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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