New Years Eve Tree

CATEGORIES: New Years, Sara

I’ll be honest.  It’s still vacation, and I’m still not writing and photographing recipes.  What I am doing is enjoying some much needed time off visiting with out-of-town family, playing games with my kids, snuggling my 2 month old baby, and not checking social media every 5 minutes throughout the day.  I will re-surface next week, but for now I wanted to leave you with a link to my family’s favorite New Years tradition!  My kids look forward to this every year, so go check out the details on our New Year’s Tree, and leave a comment here on this post with your favorite tradition!

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  1. This is such a cute idea! I’m always way to lazy to take down the tree immediately after Christmas, but this seems like and excellent way to enjoy it and stay in the spirit of things without being overwhelmed with Christmas.

  2. Is there a reason you have to take the christmas decorations off? We keep our tree (artificial) up until the 3 Kings come. I’d like to do this and am thinking I can just add the balloons and some of the New Year decorations to my already decorated tree.

  3. We do the New Year’s Tree since reading your post a few years ago, but mostly since having a baby on New Year’s Eve (she’ll be 3 this year). We call it “The Birthday Tree” and she thinks it is so special to have a tree decorated just for her. I like that she digs having a holiday birthday.

  4. we get together and make eggrolls, wontons, fried rice, and other tasty treats; we also play BINGO–and ask everyone to contribute prizes: for all ages-good white elephant type items; plus i keep a box i add to during the year-my husband will go to the harbor freight store and pickup some inexpensive ‘guy gifts’, i’ll raid my office for supplies, post christmas sale items…and we’ll start early, and keep playing the bingo so EVERYONE wins….more exciting as we lay all the prizes out on the counter, so the littler kids can choose..people have contributed plates of goodies, old cookbooks, candles, i could go on…i do love your tree ideas…gonna do something like this with the grans!! thank u…traditions make memories and form bonds.

  5. We’ve adopted this fabulous idea since I saw it on your blog! My nine cannot wait every year for the New Year Tree. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  6. Thanks for the inspiration – I’ll be doing this again this year!

    Last year I decorated with balloons, ribbon and crazy-spectacles and moustaches – great fun!

    This year I plan to decorate it with streamers, paper fortune cookies (another web-found inspiration!) and some silly ‘photo-booth’ items (more moustaches, glasses, crowns, lips etc. made of cardboard and on sticks), plus some discounted crackers and christmas chocs I bought (75% off – couldn’t say no!). Might not do balloons – we have a puppy this year and the bangs freak him out!

    Happy Nw Year Everyone! xxxx

  7. When I was a kid we would decorate gingerbread houses in December, then we’d smash them at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We loved it.

  8. I love this idea! One thing we have done is I make fun goodie bags to open every hour starting around six with a BIG goodie bag to opened at midnight. Always makes for a fun night!

  9. On new years Eve we never have a “real” dinner. We get/make everyone’s favorite snacks and eat them all evening! The kids love it and so do I. 🙂

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