Do you have any New Year’s Eve Traditions? I have and it just wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without them. After the hustle, bustle and craziness of preparing for Christmas celebrations we have a few days in between to come back to earth. To me, this means relaxing with a good book, cutting back on the excesses of food and drink and generally taking time out before looking towards the New Year.
I’ve never been one to party long into the night on New Year’s Eve but rather use this as a time for my husband and I to share the moment. Christmas to us is a time for family and friends but NYE is a time just for us.
To some, it might be boring but to us it is a very special time and we have set the tradition from when we first were together 23 years ago.
It is a time we both look forward to and I’d like to share my New Year’s Eve traditions with you.
Time to Celebrate
Each New Year is a time to celebrate and give thanks for life. Our tradition for New Year’s Eve celebrations is to be at the Gold Coast, near the ocean and enjoying a beautiful Seafood Platter with Champagne.
We shop early in the day, relax for the afternoon then enjoy a walk along the beach. We toast the end of the year with a glass of champagne and pre-dinner platter of cheese and olives, followed by the main course of fresh king prawns, oysters, smoked salmon and mussels.
After dinner, we take another walk to watch the early ‘fireworks’ or we watch them from our balcony. No waiting up until midnight for us!
This is our special time together and we treasure it.
Time to Reflect
On New Year’s Eve, we reflect on the year that we have had – the good times and the bad. What we achieved and what we didn’t get to tick off our list. We enjoy sharing our memories and reliving the good times. Long walks along the beach is a lovely way to reflect on the year that was.
Time to Plan and look forward
I spend New Year’s Eve planning the next year, usually in a brand new journal or diary – I just love new stationary. don’t you? My husband and I talk about what we would like to achieve together in the coming year, what new places we would like to explore. We are already looking forward to a holiday to Spain & Italy later next year.
So for some, my New Year’s Eve traditions might be a little boring but to me I wouldn’t want it any other way.
What are your New Year’s Eve Traditions?
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family health, happiness, love and laughter in 2017.