I can’t believe how quickly 2015 has passed by. It has been a wonderful year filled with treasured memories. Every year our family hosts a very casual New Year’s Eve party. We invite a few family and friends over to celebrate. We have everyone bring something to nibble on and then we play games. We also celebrate “Midnight in Manchester”. My husband served a church mission in Manchester, England 20 years ago and we figured out that midnight in Manchester is 8pm our time. So we count down the New Year at 8pm with our friends. That way everyone can get home at a decent hour and it is great for young kids. We also have a tradition of jumping on bubble wrap sheets for fireworks at our “midnight”. It makes quite a racket to have a house full of people jumping up and down on bubble wrap sheets ringing in the New Year. The big bubbles make the best and loudest pops. It is so simple and fun and we look forward to it every year.
Today I am sharing 16 last minute New Year’s ideas and recipes to help you celebrate the new year. There are some non-alcoholic drink ideas, appetizer recipes and fun things to do. I hope you find some great inspiration and I hope you have a wonderful 2016!