New Years Eve for kids and Adults

  • December 31, 2010 · 7:30 PM
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Let's ring in the New Year together. Please bring lots of smile and some food/drink to share.

All ideas are welcome, and here are some of mine:

- I will order some Chinese Sky Lanterns for each of us. We can write our wishes on them, light them up and watch them rise up into the sky, very pretty.

- Does anyone have the game Twister? Especially for the kids, heck...also for the adults :)

- Ground fireworks, Sparklers (I will get some, you can add to the collection if you like)

- I have the game Taboo, Balderdash, Farkle, Left Right Center (bring a bunch of quarter for that one)

- Maybe some champagne and sparkling juice for the kids (anyone?)

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  • Daniela

    LOST AND FOUND:
    - purple "Country Garden" dress, size 3
    - Sangria bowl
    - black ladle
    - two tubberware containers
    - 10" glass lid from a cooking pot

    Thanks everyone for ringing in the New Year together!!!

    January 4, 2011

  • Adam L.

    Kids had an excellent time. Was good to meet new people and kept me distracted from the holiday.

    January 3, 2011

  • Kathryn

    The kids had a blast, and the adult company was great. I loved being able to chat with people, yet knew my son had a terrific time. Thanks, Daniela, for doing this wonderful event. It was a pleasure bringing in 1/1/11 with friends.

    January 3, 2011

  • Reid

    Thanks for hosting the party, Daniela. It was my first gathering with the group. Visiting with people was fun, the fireworks were super, and I enjoyed chatting with you at clean-up the next day, too.

    January 2, 2011

  • Laura

    I'm really sorry I missed this. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Maybe next year...

    January 2, 2011

  • Daniela

    Thank you everyone for coming. It was great to ring in the New Year with such fun people. Happy New Year 2011.

    January 1, 2011

  • Ron M

    Another excellent time, even for my shorter stay. Thanks, Daniela, great hosting.

    January 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for hosting, Daniela! THe kids had a great time, even with the early departure.

    January 1, 2011

  • Alexandra

    What a fantastic party! Thanks a ton for hosting, Daniela! I thought I'd be annoyed to be around kids without my own along, but it was a blast (especially after the little ones went to bed, ha ha).

    January 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great event and perfect for a positive start to the New Year with my kiddos! Even the girls said they had fun!

    January 1, 2011

  • Lindsay

    So nice to meet more great people! Thanks Daniela for being such an awesome host!

    January 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for letting us crash your house Daniella. Ella & I had a great time!

    January 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    whoever made that dish with the shrimp and salsa is my new best friend.

    January 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kickass!

    January 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    And just to make sure the kids say awake, I'm bringing a triple chocolate fudge cake with fudge pudding and melted giant Hershey bars for the frosting...seriously. Really looking forward to tonight.

    December 31, 2010

  • Daniela

    Todd...good food choices...the kids will love it!!! Especially the raw liver :)

    December 31, 2010

  • Daniela

    Cup cakes, sangria, ice cream...yum. This is a fun group. Glad we can all ring in the New Year together. See you in a bit.

    December 31, 2010

  • Lindsay

    Daniela - I am going to make a Sangria for the adults, I was going to just bring some sparkling wine but with the turn out I thought Sangria would be fun!
    Excited about the turn out, the girls are really looking forward to it! Thanks again for all the work you have put into it!

    December 31, 2010

  • Daniela

    Couple more thoughts: If you guys care to drink alcoholic beverages, please bring some to silly-up the party.

    For the parents of small children: There are basement stairs. A babygate might be helpful to prevent any falls.

    Jamie: Yes, please bring Twister. If the temperature stays up and the snow keeps melting we can play it outside on my deck...haha :)

    December 31, 2010

  • Kathryn

    Wow....this is turning out to be huge!

    December 31, 2010

  • Daniela

    John: sure, more fireworks sound good.

    Laura: None of my doing, but I am happy so many are coming. Kyle: No convention center needed. My place is a palace...a really small one :)

    Nancy: Pls email Jolien reg. ride share.

    Reid: I have UNO

    Adam: 4yr old party in my twins room :)

    Karen: I have 5 bottle of sparkeling juice for the kids. Pls add what you think is good.

    December 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very many more and we'll have to get a convention center!!!

    December 30, 2010

  • Laura

    Wow, Daniela, what a turnout! Are you trying to outdo Donna?!?

    December 30, 2010

  • John G.

    This should be a great deal of fun. Need any additional fireworks??? I have a fair amount in my fireworks storage ;)

    December 30, 2010

  • Daniela

    Hi everybody - is there anyone who could give Nancy and her son a ride? Any other 12 year olds coming?

    December 29, 2010

  • Daniela

    Anyone knows how I can check my Meetup-email? No personal offense if I have not gotten back to 'you' - I just haven't figured out the email thing :)

    December 28, 2010

  • Daniela

    Kathryn: I have not heard of Twister Moves, but bring it if it sounds like fun. The other games sound good too. I have Taboo.

    December 27, 2010

  • Lindsay

    My girls are all 9-11, they love the little ones but it will be nice to have some others there their own age. I will bring the party favors, a dish, and some extra beverages. Thanks so much for hosting and let me know if you need any help with preparations!

    December 27, 2010

  • Kathryn

    Daniela: Braden is 8, but definitely gets along with older kids. He is a high achiever, so can keep up with them. :) His cousin just came, who was 11, and they got along fabulously! So then it will be a matter of if she wants to actually play with them. I think there will be so much to do, though, that she will have fun.

    December 27, 2010

  • Kathryn

    I have Twister Moves. Don't really know how it is played....haven't ever done it yet. Do you want me to bring it? I also have Guesstures (like Charades), Taboo, and Topple.

    December 27, 2010

  • Daniela

    And another question - are any older children joining (9+ years). My friend has a daughter who is eleven, and it would be more fun for the girl if she had someone around her age to play with.

    December 27, 2010

  • Daniela

    Looking at all the RSVP's it looks like it will be a fun bunch for New Year's Eve. Here is a list of what I will provide: champagne and sparkling juice, shrimp/cocktail dip, brownies, sky lanterns, fireworks, decor. I suggest everyone brings a snack/drink to share.

    Does anyone have a twister game?

    If you have music on your iPod, I'd be happy to hook it up to speakers. Lindsay: since I already got sparkling juice, perhaps you could get some soda instead. Yes, please bring party favors.

    December 27, 2010

  • Lindsay

    This does sound great! I can bring some sparkling juice for the kids, I also have a ton of party favors from years past, everything from teairras to noise makers :)

    December 21, 2010

  • Daniela

    Shawn - Chocolate fondue sounds great. You can use my fondue pot, it is electric, so we don't have an open flame anywhere near the kids. It's 10" in diameter.

    December 17, 2010

  • Lindsay

    I agree that both might be a little much for some of the kids, if the group does not do an outside event, let me know I would love to help plan some fun activities for them, Daniela I really love some of your ideas... I am still working out one other possible issue, but hope should be able to make it with my girls!

    December 16, 2010

  • Kathryn

    Braden is willing to skip US Bank, so it is up to what the group wants. Please let me know and I will make changes to the meetup.

    December 16, 2010

  • Kathryn

    I am flexible and think your ideas are wonderful, Daniela. Would you rather have it at your place or mine? I will talk with Braden and find out if he wants to do a US Bank or Keva thing first and set a definite time. If we do the US Bank or Keva thing first, 7 may be early. If not, all is good. Either way, we plan on going to bring in the New Years with a count down. :p

    December 14, 2010

  • Alexandra

    If it ends up being a party that includes adults without children, I know a nice parlor game that our family (going back to our 19th century European relatives) played on New Year's Eve that also involves fortunes and proverbs.

    December 14, 2010

  • Daniela

    Sorry, wasn't reading all the posts. Looks like plans are already on a good track. We could do a combination of it all. We could meet at Kathryn's home, eat, play, sky lanterns, fireworks etc. Again, I have not decided in which way we are going to celebrate the night.

    December 14, 2010

  • Daniela

    Hi Todd - I have my children this year New Years. I am thinking of hosting a party at my house, but nothing is decided yet. Our tradition is to make a fondue for dinner, then follow a German tradition called Bleigiessen (lead pouring.) It is a fun way of fortune telling. Afterwards we write our New Years wishes on Chinese Sky Lanterns (wishing lantern) and send those of into the sky while having a little ground firework display. I let you know if it will be just us or a party.

    1 · December 14, 2010

  • Alexandra

    Of course, Todd--that is understandable. I'd want that too, if I had my daughter with me. I didn't mean to sound negative about kids, if that's how it came off. Anyone who knows me knows I love kids. However, for some of us, it'll be a difficult New Year's because we won't have the kids and spending rare time partying with adults may be what the doctor ordered. I think we can work it out either way.

    December 9, 2010

  • Alexandra

    This sounds good except I won't have my kid. Maybe if there's an alternative or additional event for those of us who want to go out and have "grown up" time. (If anyone does, let me know.) A different single parent group I was a part of a long time ago had a new year's party for everyone at one of the people's houses, and it was one of the best parties I've even been to. All the kids were downstairs and out of sight and the upstairs was an adult party. What do people think of that?

    December 9, 2010

  • Kathryn

    As Todd mentioned, we could do it at our house. I have a big place. Braden and I usually do US Bank first. He loves the magic show they have. We have plenty of games, a fireplace (actually 2) etc. I do let him stay up on that night to do the countdown....it is the only time of the year he gets to. I just would like people to bring a dish/beverage to help out, if that is okay. Teamwork works for me. :) Our home is available.

    December 9, 2010

  • Lindsay

    US Bank Eve does the one downtown but they also have an annual party at KEVA with games, sports, arts and crafts as well as live entertainment. I have done both; Downtown is nice because they do the Balloon drop and carriage rides around the capital, but KEVA is a lot larger space to run around and play games. Both do an early countdown for kids, so you can always re-locate to a house for the rest of the evening. Its a great way for them to get out energy and have fun!

    December 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I say let's meet at your house and everyone bring stuff!

    December 5, 2010

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