New Years Eve is one of those holidays where it can go either way: you can have a good time or it can be a real let down. It is also a holiday with an almost universal mandate; most of the world participates in New Years Eve. I have had some good New Years and some bad New Years. I have even stayed in for New Years, but I always felt a little lame for it.
This year, my friend Suzy threw a party with her boyfriend and their neighbors…one party at two houses. I was actually really excited to go and was anxious about it all day. Plus I never get to see my friend Suzy anymore.
So it was a win win all the way!
I invited my friend, Cindy, to come with Craig and I. The three of us drove down to the East side of Austin. To Suzy and Lee’s house. Upon arrival I saw Suzy right away.
Suzy had a cozy little fire going with some spiked hot chocolate.
In Louisiana, I almost always went to New Years Eve parties that included a bonfire. Most of those parties were WAY out in the country. I haven’t had a New Years bonfire since I moved to the city of Austin. To me, bonfires are what New Years Eve are all about, so this was a special treat! I felt like I was home again for New Years.
Suzy and Lee started a new tradition this year as well.
I took my turn with it too.
I have never hit a Pinata before. They are much stronger than they look. I also cheated a little bit. When I would hit it I would grab onto it and whack it really hard several times before whomever was in charge of pulling it had a chance to pull it away. I wasn’t the one who broke it, but I like to think I had a big part in it’s demise.
Suzy and Lee stuffed it pretty good too. There was a lot of adult prizes in there too.
We also got a bottle of Jack Daniels and a Du Rag (don’t judge). It was a lot of fun!
Then it came down to midnight…and the New Years Kiss. I don’t know who thought that tradition up, but I really like that person. I got mine.
Cindy and I had a lot of fun!
Happy 2011 Everyone!!!
Question: What did you do for New Years?