New Year's Eve Party: My house.
After Christmas, I started to think myself, "Did I really do it? Did I really say yes?" Then one of the kids would ask a question regarding the menu or the activities for the event and I would grunt and think, "Yes. I really did say yes. This is really going to happen."
Then a few things changed...
FunnyMan starts to say something like, "The Friend-Girl Called. She's planning a New Years-"
"Great!" I cut him off. "Go to HER party!"
About 6 less kids to worry about.
LittleDuckling becomes sad, because his 2 best buds cannot come. 1 had other family plans, and the other - well - let's just say that sassin' your mama before New Year's Eve does not get you to a New Year's Eve Party now, does it? And since he is on winter break from school and doesn't have their phone numbers, LittleDuckling has "No One Else" to invite. Awwwww. Poor thing. My heart breaks for you, truly it does.
Well, ok, maybe not. I told him it did, but on the inside I was thinking, "Awesome. 2 less kids to entertain!"
That just left PrettyPrettyPrincess. All of her guests responded in the affirmative. So that meant 4 little gals to party the night away.
I cunningly ask Big-D if he had plans for New Year's Eve and if not, would he like to come hang out with me? "Um, gee, let's see. Let me check my schedule," he replies jokingly. "New Year's Eve... Got nothing! Looks like I'm free!" "Great," I respond. "Oh and by the way my daughter is having a bunch of her little friends over."
The girls played air hockey and decorated gingerbread cookies and ate snacks and watched movies. We actually moved the air hockey table into her room before the guests got there so the "mess" could be contained all in one room. Except for the cookies. I did make them decorate those in the kitchen.
LittleDuckling, Big-D & I spent the evening playing a few rounds of Scattergories, Sorry!, and watched a T-Vo'd episode of Corner Gas before counting down to 2009!
I let the girls stand on the porch at midnight in their jammies and blow their loud party horns and share their excitement with all the neighbors too!
I had them in bed by 12:30 am. I, myself, took a Xanax!
Then I got up this morning and made apple pancakes and hot cocoa complete with marshmallows and whipping cream! (I'll post a recipe for this soon)