Monday, January 5, 2015
It's taken me a while to get them together, but here are all of our New Year's Eve pictures! We had a lot of fun this year!
After spending the morning at the Noon Year's Eve party, we came home and (kind of) rested a bit before starting our bags at 5:00.
We started with silly string again.
This picture cracks me up. I don't think any of the ones I took were clear because they never stopped moving!
At 6:00 we tried out our new spin art maker.
Even Jay made some!
Dinner was finger foods, and then we went through the memory jar together.
7:00 was photo booth fun! I got a sparkly door curtain and hung it over the shower rod in the guest room bathroom. The props are from Hobby Lobby, too, but there are all kinds of free ones you can print on Pinterest.
Alice made Jay a hat!
8:00 was Minute to Win It games, which Jack was really hoping we'd do again this year. I got all the ideas from different places on Pinterest--you can look on my New Year's Eve board for details. First they raced to see who could get ping pong balls in the cups the fastest.
Junk in the Trunk--they had a kleenex box full of ping pong balls strapped to their waists and they had to try to get all of the balls out of the box. They thought this was hysterical.
Trying to get a penny out of the foot of the hose. You want Sister on your team for these kinds of games. She's surprisingly good.
Suck It Up: They had to use a straw to move Smarties from one plate to the other.
The object of this one was to try and remove the index card so that the cup would fall into a stack. It was hard!
Face the Cookie: They had a cookie on their foreheads and had to try to get it to their mouths without touching it with their hands.
Alice kept trying to yank her head back really fast to make the cookie fall into her mouth, but Jack got the closest by wiggling it down.
9:00 was cupcake decorating time!
10:00 was Glow Games. They did a glow in the dark ring toss.
We also found some glow in the dark balloons at Hobby Lobby and used them to try to keep them in the air while trying to knock down the other balloons.
11:00 was Tenzi time! This was fun because it was something we could all play.
The 12:00 bag had confetti poppers! Watching for the countdown...
This is the first year they both made it to midnight! Alice was excited!
Another advantage of them getting older is that they actually slept in until about 8:30, which is fairly late for them. I had to get up early to take care of the dog, but I climbed right back in bed when I was done! When we finally got up, we had funny face pancakes (which accidentally had a colonial flair to them).
Happy New Year!