We enjoyed our New Year's family meal on New Year's Eve this year, rather than waiting until New Year's Day. Dinner was followed by birthday cake for my Dad.We then played board games until midnight. After watching the fireworks from the Seattle Space Needle on TV, we wished each other a Happy New Year and headed to bed.
They say what you start your New Year doing foreshadows how you will spend the rest of that year. I have no problem looking forward to many celebrations throughout the new year with all of my family members near.