This was the first year I put a lot of thought into what I wanted NYE to be for our family – and all the future NYEs to come. It was the first year we made plans for the kids to stay up late! It was a night spent at home, just us, fully engaged in us. We kept it simple and fun with tooth pick foods, an abundance of sparklers, a hysterical game of family twister, we watched old and new family videos, and had fun with this photo booth that the kids and I made fancy bow ties and headpieces, (Landin didn’t care for his crown) and I found some fancy fabric for the backdrop that I plan to pull out year after year for the same family photo year after year. I thought this part of the party was more for me, but because the camera was on a tripod the kids had a blast working the shutter and the first thing Addi asked this morning is if she could see the pictures. Happy New Year!