We usually have a family New Year's Eve party... not a big deal, not an up till midnight or later deal, not anything official, BUT it is our family's party... and we love it. :) We have been doing it for years... and it has grown to include more and more favorites.
We tend to make things that everyone likes.... a snack type of meal. It is all dressed up with candles, pretty glasses and dishes and more.
Some of our favorites tend to appear every year... like this salad pizza. We love it..... the recipe is here....
Salad Pizza As A Meal
Fun Foods We Have Made
We have the veggies also... and sometimes a dip for them. The veggie tray has to include black olives, pickles and pineapple. By the way, you can tell that someone had already been into the black olives... only one is just barely visible. :)
Candles make things extra fun.
Nachos and cheese, Sunshine Eggs (years ago, I started calling them sunshine eggs because I just couldn't give my precious little ones a "deviled" egg and the name has stuck.) We also usually have a little bowl - WITH A LITTLE SPOON! :) of candy... like red hots or M and Ms - fun but we still limit some of the sugar. :)
This is from a different year... when we had company over for our party... some additions were chips and salsa, Buttery Crescent Rolls , plate of cheese..... cheese ball and crackers....
.... peanut butter and chocolate bars, cookies, shortbread
Simple Shortbread Bars
"Daddy's Dessert".. a family favorite.... and more.
Sometimes after we eat, we watch a family movie... or play games. Whatever we do, it is a family night.
This was another year.... even just the table setting and candles make things look special.
This year, we probably won't have as many treats as the three years represented in this post... after all, things have been quite busy this year, but I do know that we will have fun.... and we will have some of these favorites... and I am so glad to have children old enough to help make things. :)
I hope that you have a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year. It is nice to start a new year. We don't know what the new year will hold for us, but we DO know that God has brought us through the year and we are thankful and we will trust Him in the New Year as well. :)
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