How we celebrated the New Year.

We celebrated the New Year at home in our comfy clothes, just me and my kiddos!

My husband had to work, so it was just the kids and I at home. We did our normal routine and put Huxley to bed, so we had the rest of the night to “party” with my eight-year-old. She was so excited to hangout, and surprisingly enough she didn’t want to stay up until midnight, she knew she’d be exhausted.

We made a regular cake and folded a quarter in aluminum foil and tossed it in the batter before we poured it into the pans. We made two nine-inch cakes and used one can of icing. The cake looked terrible but who cares, it’s all about the experience and making memories. I am by no means a cake decorator, it’s just for the fun of it and Hadley could care less.

I made a charcuterie board for just the two of us, and yes, it was probably a bit much for just us. I should’ve put it all on a much smaller platter but oh well it looked pretty, right? Hadley loved the fortune cookies and opened two of them. I guess it all depends on where you get your fortune cookies from because the fortunes were a bit strange but still fun to open.

The traditional party gear I bought from Kroger, and I love it that Hadley will wear it at this age.

When we cut into the cake, Hadley picked the “H” in Happy, and she got the coin!!! She was so excited! I told her she needs to pick the numbers for the lottery. We did this exact same cake a few years ago when it was just Hadley and I, and she got the coin then also. Lucky girl!

My comfy attire was bubbly pajama pants, a black shirt, and pink champagne earrings. We played a few games of Uno, which is Hadleys favorite game.

I wouldn’t want to spend New Year’s Eve any other way! I did manage to stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop, but was in bed shortly after.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you rang in 2023 with a bang!

4 thoughts on “How we celebrated the New Year.

  1. My boys have never wanted to stay up until midnight either (they are all now between 15 & 18!). I never minded much because I’ve never managed to stay up until midnight ever since having kids anyway and we always just spend a quiet night at home just us 5. Your night sounds lovely and peaceful.

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