New Year's Eve

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Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2016


Celebrate the Holidays of Season with your Cruise Critic Friends -- Thanksgiving - Hanukkah - Christmas - Kwanza - The New Year

This forum contains posts from prior holidays since they are packed full of good cheer and great recipes!
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#1
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What do you do to celebrate on New Year's Eve?

Do you got to a party?

Stay home?

Any special traditions?
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#2
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We will host 15 people at our home for cocktails and snacks...we were hoping to light the patio fire pit, but the weather doesn't look it will cooperate this evening....ah well...
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#3
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That sounds wonderful. Too bad your Florida weather isn't going to co-operate to have your fire pit.
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#4
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Snow squalls are forecast for us for the next couple of days, so we won't be going far. Luckily, it was clear last week and we could drive down to mom's for Christmas Day with the family.
For New Year's Eve, DH will pick up Canadian style Chinese food at a nearby restaurant and we will stay home, with the dog, by the fire.
Tomorrow, we take down the tree and the Christmas decorations and get back to 'normal'.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.
#5
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Originally posted by puppycanducruise
Snow squalls are forecast for us for the next couple of days, so we won't be going far. Luckily, it was clear last week and we could drive down to mom's for Christmas Day with the family.
For New Year's Eve, DH will pick up Canadian style Chinese food at a nearby restaurant and we will stay home, with the dog, by the fire.
Tomorrow, we take down the tree and the Christmas decorations and get back to 'normal'.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

I like your idea of the Canadian style Chinese food and sitting by the fire with your dog.

Happy New Year
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#6
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Cooking dinner then some snacks. And smuggling on the couch with my hubby cant do drinking since we both have to work tomorrow

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#7
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Originally posted by kevinsgirl88
Cooking dinner then some snacks. And smuggling on the couch with my hubby cant do drinking since we both have to work tomorrow

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Sorry to hear that you have to work today.

At least your DH and you were able to snuggle and one of you didn't have to work last night.
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#8
Dartmouth NS
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
What do you do to celebrate on New Year's Eve?

Do you got to a party?

Stay home?

Any special traditions?
Ruth,

This year we are going to go to Cuba for a change for both New years and Christmas. Will be something very different. But it beats shovelling snow.
#9
Nova Scotia
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We usually host our square dance club, starting around 6:30PM and have a pot luck dinner and then play games and also do some dancing. Some will stay until midnight. However as we are all getting older the most are leaving for home around 10:30PM. They also have to keep an eye on the weather here as we have had to quit early as heavy snowfall or blizzard's have come up.

When we first started this about 20 years ago; there were guests here until 2:00Am and one New Year's we were still dancing at 3:30 AM. By the time the last person went out the door Bob came into the house (we have a dance hall connected ) and changed his clothes and went to the barn to milk the cows. What a long night that was. Also in those "good old days we would dance till midnight and then eat at midnight, then dance again.

Ah, but this year I won't have to decorate. cook. set tables, wash dishes, etc., etc., as we will be on the Statendam where there will not be any snow, blizzard's or cows to milk.

Hope everyone has a great time at whatever they ars doing New Years Eve.

Helen
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#10
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This will be our THIRD YEAR IN A ROW for our NYE cruise. Hope we can keep the tradition. The price has gone up considerably each year.

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#11
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
What do you do to celebrate on New Year's Eve?

Do you got to a party?

Stay home?

Any special traditions?
I hang out with my friends. You know Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Ron Rico . . .
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#12
Dartmouth NS
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
What do you do to celebrate on New Year's Eve?

Do you got to a party?

Stay home?

Any special traditions?

Normally out in the snow watching Fireworks at the Grand Parade and listening to good down home music in Halifax.
#14
South Carolina
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Joined Dec 2001
What we do for New Years Eve varies from year to year.
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#17
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We stay at a hotel and watch the fireworks from our hotel window.
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#18
Canada
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I am making a nice dinner, and we will stay in with snacks later in the evening. Sadly, I have been so sick this holiday... had major surgery at the end of November and then got bronchitis (requiring anti-biotics). I think the surgery recovery and the bronchitis are "fighting each other" and neither one is winning! Boo. It's been a rough month.

But...

a very Happy New Year to all. God bless.

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RCI - Serenade Nov 2015 S. Caribbean
Celebrity - Solstice May 2015 Alaska
RCI - Explorer Nov 2014 Repo/S. Caribbean - 40 ft. rogue wave, lifeboat damage

Princess - Grand Princess May 2014 Pacific Coastal
RCI - Serenade March 2014 - B2B W. Caribbean

RCI - Serenade Feb 2014 - Bahamas - a celebration cruise indeed!
*RCI Scandinavia 2013 - nope - cancelled due to my illness. ~ Maybe next year, God willing.
RCI - Jewel Nov 2012 - B2B Mexico
RCI - Jewel Repo Oct/Nov 2012 Boston to Tampa - Hurricane Sandy
RCI - Brilliance June/July 2011 Mediterranean
RCI - Mariner Oct/Nov 2010 Mexico
RCI - Oasis May 2010 E. Caribbean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
Princess - Emerald Princess April 2009 E. Caribbean
RCI - Explorer Sept/Oct 2008 - 25th anniversary! Canada - Hurricane Kyle
RCI - Liberty August 2007 E.Caribbean - Hurricane Dean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
RCI - Explorer April 2006 E.Caribbean
RCI - Vision Aug 2003 Alaska
HAL - Rotterdam - last leg of her final world cruise ever April 1995 Pacific Northwest
RCI - Viking Serenade Aug 1993 Mexico
#19
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Joined Jul 2001
We do the same thing year.

Go to bed by 9 PM. Have alarm clock set for 11:45. We pour some champagne and eat a couple of crackers at midnight.

Back to bed by 12:15.
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#20
Victoria Harbour, ON
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Joined Nov 2007
This year we will celebrate New Years on board the Eurodam with our 7 year old great grand daughter on a three week cruise. This is our second New Years eve cruise. It's a great way to start the new year.
Allan