It’s that time of year again. For many, New Year’s Eve conjures up images of crystal balls in Times Square, parties, and kisses at midnight. At our house, it’s more like pizza, s’mores, and a great movie….though we do honor the kissing tradition!
|New Year’s Eve, 2007|
I will be putting together a small lunch bag for each hour beginning at 5pm. Each bag has the time on the outside with a small poem attached. Inside the bags are the treat or activity for that hour. Ben will read the poem and open each bag. Here’s is how it will all play out:
5pm-party hats, crackers, and horns in the bag
“It’s time to start the party
Count down to the new year
We’ll open one bag each hour
Until 2011 is here!”
6pm– homemade pizza ingredients in the bag
“Pepperoni, green olives,
sauce and cheese.
Let’s roll that dough!
And make dinner please!”
7pm-Play Yahtzee (dice in the bag)
“The time has come to play a game
Can you guess which one?
Roll the dice, score a full house,
Get the highest score and you’ve won!”
8pm-Ingredients for S’mores in the bag
“A better snack there will never be,
If you’re camping or by the sea.
We must wait for 2011 and little bit more,
But while we do, let’s enjoy a s’more!”
9pm-make noise makers (pipe cleaners, beads, and jingle bells in the bag)
“2010 will soon be gone,
In will come 2011.
Let’s make some noise and have some fun
This is going to be heaven!”
10pm– the movie, The Music Man, and popcorn in the bag
Pick a little, talk a little,
And popcorn too.
Time for a movie,
Will this one do?“
11pm– mugs and hot chocolate mix in the bag
“I know you’re getting sleepy
Only 1 more hour ’til a new date!
So let’s have some hot chocolate
While for 2011 we wait.”
12 midnight (5 minutes before) champagne glasses with sparkling grape juice in the bag
“It’s time to say good-bye to ’10,
Watching the ball drop will be revvin’!
A hug, a kiss, a sweet drink for the toast,
Happy New Year, it’s 2011!”