Our New Years Eves are typically pretty low key. We hang out at home, head to bed early, etc. Now that the kids are getting a bit bigger Dave and I decided to step up our game and start a new little tradition with a family NYE party!
Dave had to work on Saturday afternoon so the kids and I got everything ready for our par-tay ;)
Griffin is VEEEEERY into helping and she had fun arranging the glasses and pom poms.
Also.... let's note that my post-Christmas mirror cleaning job sucked. Apparently pledge multi-surface spray isn't as awesome as I thought since you can see exactly where I "dusted" thanks to the streaks. Ugh. In my defense it didn't look that streaky in the light when I cleaned it. hahaha
Testing out the photo booth props :)
Squishy nose :)
I can't take any credit for the cupcakes (I grabbed them at Kroger), and the toppers I found at Homegoods.
I told Mason to open his eyes, but he informed me that this is how their eyes were "in the olden days"... whatever that means :)
So he finally fave me this...
I picked up Secret Life of Pets for our party as well...
She told me she was "just smelling them" :)
Apparently Beauty and the Beast was way more interesting :)
I picked up a package of party hats (also at Homegoods) and while my intention was to use them as actual party hats (which we did), they looked so cute on the mantle!
The second gold glittery banner says "tonight we're gonna party" :)
Griffin took a nap, Dave got home and we kicked off our "official party" with a couple of confetti poppers.
Oh. My. Word.
Signs of a good time :)
After confetti poppers we ate pizza and then headed to Vitruvian Park in Addison to check out the lights.
Y'all. It's awesome.
Last year was our first year to go and we knew we couldn't miss it this year.
This was pretty much her the whole time :)
I mean... incredible, right??? We walked around the lake and ooohed and aaahed the whole time.
WOO HOO for Christmas lights and NYE!
Trying to keep shoes on this girl is a challenge ;)
On our way back to the car we had to stop and check out the dogs :)
Mason was CONVINCED that Jack Bauer is going to look like the dog laying down when "he grows up". We tried breaking the news to him that Jack is already grown up but he just wasn't having it.
Serious side eye :)
SUCH a fun night!!!
After Vitruvian Park we headed home for PJs and the final part of the party... cupcakes, sparkling grape juice and a movie!
Best way to end the year!
It was the best New Years Eve to date and the perfect way to end a fantastic year.
How did you celebrate NYE???
Happy Tuesday, Friends!!!