Well, today is the day.
It’s New Year’s Eve.
If you’re like me, all you’re really thinking is how in the world am I going to be able to stay up until midnight and, if I do, by some crazy chance, actually make it to midnight, how am I going to be able to convince everyone that I am enjoying myself at this “party” when I would rather be at home in my pjs, under a blanket, watching Netflix with Steve and Murphie?
There. Welcome to my mind.
Sometimes, people build New Year’s Eve up into a we’ll have the best time ever, it’s New Year’s Eve, for heaven’s sake, how can we go wrong, tonight is going to be “so much” fun, yes, let’s sleep on the sidewalk so we can watch the Rose Bowl Parade up close and personal in Pasadena type of situation and then all you’re left with is a big ole let down.
Yes, I have slept on the sidewalk in order to see the Rose Bowl Parade, and I was young (I was with Kerry and my brother, and maybe a friend, and we were just teenagers) and sleeping on the sidewalk in the freezing cold with loud party-goers everywhere that wouldn’t go to sleep has scarred me for life and made me into the fuddy-dud that I am today. We didn’t even stay for the parade.
That’s right. We went home in the morning because we were tired and we wanted our pjs and a blanket and a VHS tape, thank you very much.
However, now that I’m an adult, I know exactly what I’m getting into on New Year’s Eve.
We go to the same friend’s house every single year. They live down the street (they actually used to live next door) and we each bring something yummy to eat, and we have some wine, and Jeff, the self-appointed game-maker, comes up with something for us to do until midnight.
And then Steve and I leave promptly at 12:01.
This year, Shay (sister of Sean, the bachelor), mentioned a post about the 12 Games of Christmas, and I forwarded it on to our hostess, just in case Jeff needed some ideas. These are quick and easy games if you’re looking for something last minute for your New Year’s Eve party. They also look like a lot of fun.
I know. Call me a party animal. I dare you.
If you’re looking for something different to do, you might want to copy our Hell’s Kitchen Taste Test Game from a few years ago.