Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Party

Tonight is our annual New Year's Eve party. A few years ago I decided to make it a tradition to throw a NYE sleepover for my girls on this, the most dangerous driving night of the year. Hopefully they enjoy it so much that we continue it until they are adults (I know, overprotective mommy!)

We have around 5-6 girls expected for the sleepover, plus a couple of kids from the neighborhood that may drop in for some goodies and fun.

I'm getting rid of all the crappy food in my house today! Hooray - we will be squeaky clean after this party! I'm also offering some healthy options, because I don't want to feel like crap on the first day of the year! Clean(er) options are denoted by a *

Multigrain tortilla chips*
Commercial salsa
Angus Meatballs in Honey Garlic sauce
Build your own pizza toppings bar*
Greek pitas for pizza bases
Potato Chips
Yogurt and onion soup mix dip
Pineapple cubes*
Fudge, Peanut Brittle and Christmas Cookies
Cherry tarts
Soda pop
Bottled water*
I think I can find enough healthy stuff to eat to avoid going totally off the wagon. I am having a pizza (despite the white flour base) with healthy toppings, a couple of meatballs, some chips, guacamole and tortilla chips and pineapple. I'll stick with my usual water bottle since I'm not much of a drinker. The toughest thing for me to avoid is the ships - I love salty foods. I'm going to lean on the guacamole and the tortillas to get me through it.
Wish me luck in staying up until midnight. I have a great quote for NYE that sums it up for me!
"Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve; middle age is when you are forced to." Bill Vaughan, American author and columnist, 1915-1977
Have a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve!

Tomorrow is a fresh new year!


  1. The party looks fun... Have a great time.. We will be staying home as well because I don't like to drive with my kids on New Years Eve.. Too many unresponsible people on the roads for me to bring my much loved family... I will have my water bottle in hand and I will be cheering us all on for the new year.. then I will be headed to bed...

  2. Hi Lisa - I saw your journal - you are off to a great start! Keep up the good work into the New Year and you will achieve your goals in no time!