What Are Your Plans For New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

One of My Photos Of New Years - image of New Years
@pyewacket (44031)
United States
December 24, 2007 12:05am CST
I know, I know. We haven't even had Christmas yet, but I thought I'd jump the gun here and ask what special plans anyone might have for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day? It might sound odd, being that I live right here in the NYC area but in all my life I've never been one of those to go to Times Square and greet the New Year by being there. Just like I have lived all my life in NY and never gone to the Empire State Building or Statue of Liberty..LOL. Anyway the idea of being crammed like a sardine with all those people at Times Square just never thrilled me. And uh, like what happens if you have to go to the bathroom? Heheee. (Restaurants will only allow customers to use the "loo") So in all my years, the way my family (my grandmother and mother..both now gone) and I have celebrated would be to stay snug at home and watch the ball drop on TV. I usually don't fix anything too, too special but love to make munchie snacks...like ham and cheese sandwiches cut into triangle quarters, olives to munch on, celery with cream cheese, other cheeses, and oh, must not forget, the potato chips to dip in the onion dip, also usually hors d'ouveres (prepackaged kind)--and of course the most important item..the bubbly New's Years Day I usually fix my baked ham dinner with slices of pineapple, with whole cloves set into the ham (I get the Krakus kind) and pour some orange juice into the pan so the orange juice soaks into the ham while baking. Also have homemade candied sweet potatoes with apples and raisins, and have homemade biscuits. Yikes..I really got to stay away from making discussions that involve food cause now I'm starving..LOL So what are some of your plans for New Year's Eve and Day? Do anything special? Do you have the "bubbly" to celebrate and bring in the New Year??
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Hmm. Probably a movie, some coffee, some chocolates, do a little reading and be off asleep before midnight. That is about as much excitement as I can afford this year. On New Years Day, hopefully be preparing for my new work of driving as an freight expediter. Holidays are so overrated. I will take a regular old kind of simple day anytime.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Dec 07
What movie were you planning on seeing?? So you're working on New Year's or just preparing for your new work?
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I would probably watch a movie at home. Don't know what though. I will start driving after the first of the year. I might have to go to Indianapolis to pick up my truck and that could be this coming weekend or even New years eve. Don't know yet.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
24 Dec 07
My son and his wife are fling in the 29th and the plans are to either go to the strip or freemont street to bring the new years in we havent done this before so should be fun. The crowd shouldnt bother us as we have been to MArde gras! lol Heres hoping daughter in law is well enough to do this for she has been sick. and she is the one that really really wants to do it. But if not we will set home and set out side and watch the fire works from the Stratisphere tower. which we can see from the house. New years day Son is to smoke a ham and other foods and we have invited friends over for that. Of Course we will have something to drink not bubbly stuff dont like it but some spirits of some kins hug and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
You've been to Mardi Gras..wow that must have been great...I've seen that on TV and it looks like everyone has a great time then. Aw--I sure hope your daughter in law is better..what's been wrong?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Oh yes when we lived in La. they have it for 2 weeks so we ended up going to 10 parades never want to go to another parade they are all dull since then lol. I have a monkey and a necklace that hubby caught and I have lots of beads and dubloons that they throw fron m the floats It was a ball . and I wore out a pair of boots stopping and pulling the dabloons to me lol Well son said she is feeling better so hope by the 31st she will be great!.
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• United States
24 Dec 07
Yeah! You changed your avatar! We have no special plans and we normally just treat it just like any other night of the year. So I imagine we'll either be sleeping or we'll stay up then change the channel just as the balls about to drop to see it do so. No "bubbly" here. I've never had champagne and the hubby doesn't like it. One day though I would like to try it. When I was little I'd stay up late and we'd all watch the ball drop together :) It was always exciting for me LOL.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I love champagne, but do admit to limiting myself to only one drink. I really don't drink much to begin with, but there's something about champagne, that if I drink more than one glass people would have to be peeling me off the floor...LOL
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• United States
28 Dec 07
LOL - I'd probably be like that too.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Dec 07
It has been a long time since I've actually planned anything, pyewacket. Until a couple of years ago I always got together with family and a few friends. The past couple of years I've just stayed home and sipped on whatever, listened to music and watch the ball drop on TV. My ex usually comes over, or, like last year, my friend from downstairs came over for awhile. Maybe I'll take a page from your book this year and do the whole party tray thing. Thanks for the idea.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I just got all my goodies for my little party tray yesterday, so I'm all set for Monday night..LOL
• India
24 Dec 07
Hi pyewacket! Wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year. I do not celeberate Christmas or new year by going for parties or buying new clothes or drinking. I normally spend every holiday with my boyfriend. We go around sightseeing, shopping, eating out and movies. At home we cook together or watch the TV together.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I'm not exactly a party animal myself...I am however going to a combo Christmas/New Year's party get together with some close friends on Jan. 5th..I always love my friend's parties
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I will probably spend New Year Eve with group of friends. Nothing big or special. I don't feel like going for big night and spend a fortune.... New year day? probably at home watching movies....:)
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I'll probably wind up watching movies a lot on New Year's Day myself...My ham dinner that I usually have then doesn't take long to cook up so I won't have the "frazzles" I usually do about cooking--so can relax :)
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@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
24 Dec 07
I plan on going to my boyfriends. He's got the gang over so I figured I'd go keep an eye on 'em. lol. I'm not much of a drinker so I doubt I'll be getting hammered, but I just want to spend time with them and hang out if they don't object to me comin' over. If not, then I'm just gonna chill in my bedroom for the night and watch a couple movies. I don't like doing exciting things for new years, but I figured since my boyfriend wants to party I may as well tag along and keep an eye on him. :P haha
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Well I do hope you get to go with your boyfriend and chill out there and keep an eye out over him...LOL
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@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
24 Dec 07
Another one of your food discussions that's got me going to run to the Associated, now I'm hungry - thanks a lot trouble maker! Hahaha For new years eve, I am staying home nice and safe and warm, I will watch the ball drop right from my TV and like you said watch all those people with that (I gotta pee) look on their faces...LOL
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Heheee---I plan to stock up on my New Year's goodies tomorrow I think. I have to remember to stay away from any discussions about food myself, as then I have to race to the kitchen to grab something to eat...LOL
24 Dec 07
I am not planning , anything just stay at home & wishing my friends.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I'm staying home to and relax that day too
@irishmist (3819)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Ha ha I looked at the calendar and I see it falls on my 2 days off again. I really don't think I will be doing much for New years eve or day. I really haven't since my husband passed away. I will probably just stay home New Years eve. And so far nobody has said anything about New years day. It doesn't really matter to me, because for some reason New Years is not really one of my favorite Holiday's. Your New Years dinner sounds really yummy!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
MMmmm..now I'm wondering if I can have my NY Day dinner. My food stamps won't be in until the 2nd instead of the first of the month as it is a holiday. And somehow my bank account is screwed up...have to check out what that is all about tomorrow--crap
@fanji008 (782)
• China
24 Dec 07
Hi,there! I haven't got any fixed plan yet for New Year's Eve.I think maybe I'll get together with some friends or watch a movie.We may also go to a bar to celebrate the new year with other people.There'll be many good performances too both in the street and on TV.I would also like to see that.LOL! Those things are not too special but I like the free feeling of doing that:) Thanks for the discussion! Today is Christmas Eve,so I wanna say Merry Christmas and have fun^_^
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Merry Christmas to you too, hope yours was a good one.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Dec 07
well, for me nre years eve corresponds to pay day so for the first time in a number of years i am going to have quite a lavish party. I am getting a turkey and using that as a centre piece of a party spread blessed be
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Ohh..can I come over? I can fly over with my Nimbus 2000 broom :)
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
24 Dec 07
We don't usually have much of anything. Snack and watch the parades and stuff on tv. Wait for the last of this year to pass, and hope to God that the next one's better lol. Yeaaah..we usually party ourselves out on christmas.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I'm always hoping next year will be better too. Not that this year was TOO traumatic for me..not like 2006. I'm hoping my finances will be a heck of a lot better.
• United States
24 Dec 07
I really do not do much of anything for New Year's eve. Like you, I watch the ball drop on tv, and that's about it. I've never done anything special for New Years day. I would love to go out for New Year's eve or even just have a nice little party at home for it, but I never have the means and or opportunity to do so. Maybe one of these years I will though.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Nah--no one in our family was big on doing anything too special for New Years either...always stayed at home too
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
24 Dec 07
We will do the same as we have done the last few years stay home and get hammered with a few friends. And if I am not completely toasted I might actually see the ball drop this year instead of thinking I had 11 minutes and 59 seconds before it dropped lol
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Dec 07
aww--you missed seeing the ball drop last year? :(
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
24 Dec 07
the roomie doesn't like champagne, so we got a bottle of sparkling grape or apple juice chilled - IF I'm up that late! I have to work both days, just like I'm having to work xmas eve & day. I've never fixed anything special to eat - heck, I'm lucky if I eat anything besides junk anyway. You sound like quite the cook. I did find some YUMMY bruchetta at Sam's Club that I've gotta go get more of - yum! cute jar too - plastic of course, but cute
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Dec 07
My don't you ever take a day or holiday off??? Yup I do like to cook, but now that I live alone have to admit to getting a bit lazy about cooking, so fixing something special for any holiday is a treat for me...and uh I don't burn beans...LOL
@diillu (5128)
24 Dec 07
I don't have much of a plan that day. It would be just getting together with some of the close friends on the new year. Then going out in the bar and hitting the floor. Nothing more than this and yes staying till the midnight and then we would be hugging and wishing eachother new year. This is all I have planned till now.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I guess on New Year's eve the only ones I could hug are my two kitties..LOL
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• United States
24 Dec 07
Being that I still have to work, nothing big or special. The only thing is my father will be down until maybe the day after New Year. One thing I am probably going to try to do is see if everyone can keep the puppy avatars until the end of January.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
24 Dec 07
It's starting to look really funny all over here...and a bit confusing seeing those puppies all over the place.
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@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
New years eve: eat and celebrate, New years day: go to bed and sleep.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Sounds good to me...
@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
27 Dec 07
yum yum... mmmmmm lol. Happy New Year my friend.
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@THKOhio (330)
• United States
30 Dec 07
New Year's Eve looks like it's going to be just me and DH, as I think both of the girls are going out to a party with their friends. We'll have some champagne, watch Mr Clark's show on television, and that's about it. New Year's Day, we'll get up and watch the Rose Parade, then watch football the rest of the day. Dinner will be corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
31 Dec 07
New Year's eve just wouldn't be the same without watching Mr. Clark...he was missing one year as he had, had a stroke and was on the mend there. I remember watching him from the American Bandstand days...and gee, that goes WAY back