Celebrate the New Year With IKEA 365

This is a sponsored post in partnership with IKEA Schaumburg. All thoughts opinions and anecdotes are my own. 

Did you know that I love IKEA? Did you know how much I love IKEA? Well, I do and now I love them for more than furniture. I could shop IKEA 365 days of the year. Today I get to tell you how much I love them for table settings, and how you really should go ahead and stop by the kitchen utensils section in your closest IKEA (make the drive, you’ll love it – make sure to have lunch there too) to pick up some pretties for your kitchen outside of that new family table. Now, they’ve introduced their new dinnerware, IKEA 365, and it holds true to its name. Functional 365 days of the year, and just fancy enough to use for the upcoming New Year celebration! 

IKEA 365 Dinnerware

 

I stopped by my local store IKEA Schaumburg to pick up some dishes for a perfect New Year’s Day setting, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It was pretty fun walking through and picking up pieces from the IKEA 365 collection, to decorate my table with AND prepare food on. I think that’s the way you know you’re a real adult. You enjoy receiving domestic items. IKEA is like a huge playground for adults, and being able to play in the breakables section is like your parents giving you permission to touch EVERYTHING! 

IKEA 365 Dinnerware

I started with a red and black base and built from there with, what else? White dishes. Clean, because I wanted to be able to use these dishes for the remainder of the year. I’m kind of like Alton Brown in that I don’t like unitaskers. I don’t like having “special” dishes because I have four kids and no space to put dishes just to show them off. If I’m setting the table with them, we’re eating off of them. Capiche? IKEA 365 is the perfect selection of dishes. Different shapes, depths, and sizes to fit any family-style.Β 

IKEA 365 Dinnerware Serving Dishes
IKEA 365 Dinnerware

I shopped the IKEA 365 plates and serving dishes and paired them with table runners, and various woven and metal chargers for a bit of texture. Candles, wooden cutting boards and utensils, and you have a wonderfully festive, but normal table ready for the holidays. I thought about adding lights and glitter balls, but let’s face it, I have the Twizzlers and the ladybug, and it’s just not going to be a normal dining experience if I added Christmas lights. Too much laughing at the table, and no photos. Maybe another time? However, it isn’t a bad idea for you to add them to glam up your table setting for the special day. Using the cutting board as a centerpiece, you could definitely spruce it up quite a bit.Β 

IKEA 365 Dinnerware

The setting of tables takes me back to my Granny’s home a long time ago. She always had her dining room table set (with plastic covers on the chairs – OUCH!) and there was something so glorious about walking into that room without shoes on because if she caught you with them on your feet, you were in big trouble! Her punch bowl with the matching crystal ladle and cups sat on her china cabinet, and the room was ready for company should they happen to stop by unannounced.

IKEA 365 Dinnerware

IKEA 365 Dinnerware

 

This is how I want to have my house at all times. Ready for company. Ready to serve a meal up in a minute, and always festive for my family and friends. It will just be my secret that the china didn’t cost an arm and a leg, right? 

IKEA 365 Dinnerware
IKEA 365 Dinnerware

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212 Comments

  • Reply
    Peter G
    December 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Wave goodbye to the year and cheer the New Year.

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    Charlene Drake
    December 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    The only New Year’s tradition we observe is to have black eyed peas, for good luck.

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    Donna
    December 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I call my mom.

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    KATHRYN TEEL
    December 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Gathering together with the family to watch the ball drop on television.

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    Ericka Chatman
    December 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I really don’t have a New Years tradition, but I think we’re going to create some.

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    Annette Abrahamson
    December 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Eating soba noodles for good luck

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    Elsie
    December 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    My husband and I watch Tv , have a toast, count our blessings and make a wish for the New Year!

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    Lisa Weidknecht
    December 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    We stay in, avoid the drunks, and get drunk at home while we watch the New Year’s Eve celebration on TV.

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    Sandy Klocinski
    December 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    We don’t really have any special New Year’s traditions…unless of course you count falling asleep in front of the TV!

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    Roblyn Honeysucker
    December 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    We usually fall asleep while watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve broadcast. Nothing too special!

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    Adrienne Gordon
    December 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    We eat and watch the ball drop with our kids.

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    Shautel
    December 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    We stay up, kiss each other and go to bed..Eat Black Eyed Peas and a form of greens on New Years Day..

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    Penny Snyder
    December 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Lots of finger foods & movies!!~

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    Ann Fantom
    December 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    We always eat sauerkraut (cabbage) on new years day to bring good luck

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    Erin Skibinski
    December 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    My brother is in from California, so we are all together to celebrate with a huge dinner and pasta from my homemade pasta press. Happy New Year!!!!

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    Sarah Parisi
    December 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    We stay home with the kids and watch tv and have a dinner of appetizers – pigs in blankets, pizza rolls, egg rolls, etc. – and just snack all night πŸ™‚

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    Giant Sis
    December 30, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    We eat grapes at midnight – 12 grapes for 12 months. I learned it when I visited Spain!

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    Mary Calabrese
    December 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    We’re so lame. Our tradition is usually to be in bed before midnight.

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    nickie
    December 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    My husband and I share a kiss at midnight

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    Michelle Garrett
    December 31, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    My extended family and I usually share a meal together after Watch Night Service.

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    Monique Rizzo
    December 31, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    We go to the movies every New years eve and ring in the new year while watching a flick! Thank you for the chance.

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    Rae C.
    December 31, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    We have food before midnight and a toast at midnight.

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    Charlene Drake
    December 31, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    We don’t have set traditions, but this year i threw my back out today, so it doesn’t matter anyway.

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    angela eagle
    December 31, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    stay in, avoid the drunks watch a movie

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    Colleen Boudreau
    December 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I each give each other one small gift.

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    Kathy Luman
    December 31, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Our tradition in our family is that we have ham for New Years dinner.

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    Crystal F
    December 31, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    We don’t really have any. We usually watch the ball drop together but that’s about it. thank you!

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    heather s
    December 31, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    We watch the peach drop

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    Mary Cloud
    December 31, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    We don’t have any New Years Traditions

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    robyn
    December 31, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t have any real new year traditions. I do like to watch the all drop tho.

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    Holden Humphreys
    December 31, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    We eat black eyed peas.

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    Rae C.
    December 31, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    We watch the ball drop.

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    Stephanie V.
    December 31, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Drop a homemade ball with the kids at home!
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    Katy
    January 1, 2016 at 4:29 am

    We toast and kiss at midnight and always eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. I always like to do a year in review for myself and set some goals for how I want the next year to look.

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    Brittney House
    January 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Every year we get together as a family and have a seafood dinner.

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    Rachel
    January 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I love to gather with friends and play games and eat!

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    Kyl Neusch
    January 1, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Lots of finger foods

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    Kim A Mason
    January 2, 2016 at 3:24 am

    We celebrate with snacks and music followed by a sparkling juice toast.

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    Rachel
    January 2, 2016 at 5:56 am

    We have lots of appetiziers!

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    Stephanie Phelps
    January 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

    We just play cards and watch the ball drop on tv. With four kids nothing really special!

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    Bonnie Day
    January 2, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    We don’t have any New Years Eve traditions Usually I fall asleep before midnight and miss the ball dropping

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    melissa Resnick
    January 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    spending the nite with family then new years day a big turkey dinner

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    beth shepherd
    January 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    We hang out with family and play bingo. Thank you

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    Suzanne Denys
    January 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Go out to eat with another couple, then a movie, then back to their house to watch the ball drop on tv.

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    mita
    January 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    We don’t have any New Years Traditions

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    Patricia Delgado
    January 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    My husband and I have a kiss thats about it

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    Courtnie Miller
    January 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I just have a small family party.

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    Steven weber
    January 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    We usually stay put and watch the ball drop on TV.

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    Katy
    January 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    We also do the countdown the last ten seconds until midnight- and the new year!

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    Stephanie Liske
    January 2, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    We have done lots of different things, never really settled on a tradition.

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    MaryAnne JK
    January 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    when my son was younger and it was just the two of us, we would go to the store in the morning or the day before and he could pick out ANY foods he wanted for NYE…yep, sometimes it was cereal and other times it was shrimp…the whole point was, out of all the year, THIS night was THE night to finish the year off with a throw it all to the wind attitude πŸ™‚

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    Rachel
    January 3, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Except being with friends and eating, we don’t really have any traditions.

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    Katy
    January 3, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Over the past couple of years we’ve really enjoyed watching the college football playoffs during New Year’s Eve! Boomer Sooner!

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    Thomas Murphy
    January 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t have any special New Year’s traditions.

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    Erika W.
    January 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    We don’t have any traditions other than to take down the Christmas decorations on New Year’s Day.

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    latanya
    January 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    we get together as a family and eat dinner together

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    trisha kilpatrick
    January 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    We have a family game night. We played Scattegories and Apples to Apples along with a few card games.

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    Janice Cooper
    January 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    No we don’t have any New Years traditions. We usually just go out to dinner early .

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    Kristen
    January 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    We like to put something into the slow cooker, then go for a little hike together.

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    Tina W
    January 3, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    The last few years our tradition has been jammies and bed at 9pm.
    #SucksBeingOld

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    Scott Poston
    January 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    We set a good intention for the new year and tell each other the happiest moment of the last one, and one thing we would like to change.

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    Cassandra Eastman
    January 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    My resolution is to enjoy every moment and milestone with my children because the years have been going by too fast!

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    Emily
    January 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I try to catch the twilight zone marathon before and after I go out

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    Terry Maigi
    January 3, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    We get together with friends and family and play games all night!

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    Elle
    January 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

    We always go out to the same restaurant on New Years Eve.

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    Cassandra
    January 4, 2016 at 10:51 am

    We just celebrate with family and friends at home with lots of food and drinks, music, games, etc.

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    dpham
    January 4, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Every year for the last 5 years, my friends and I have ordered food from our favorite restaurant and chill in for the night. We love that relaxing atmosphere, and its a great way to set the tone for the year!

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    Alyssa
    January 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    We stay home and watch the ball drop on tv. Then we have a champagne toast at midnight!

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    Tina
    January 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    The only tradition my family has observed is praying the New Year in at Watchnight service.

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    Sonya Morris
    January 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    We spend time with our friends on New Year’s Eve and go to mass on New Year’s Day to celebrate the Solemnity of Mary.

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    Will G
    January 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    We always go over to my aunt and uncles and eat, drink and play board games.

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    Katherine
    January 4, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    We just always have a family dinner and play games

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    Karla R.
    January 4, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    My New Years tradition is eating 12 grapes!

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    Birdiebee
    January 4, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    My New Year’s tradition is stay home and take down the Christmas tree.

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    Priscilla S.
    January 5, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I don’t really have any special New Year’s traditions.

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    Ty
    January 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

    We really don’t have any traditions we just eat dinner later at about 10pm and then watch the ball drop, after we watch a movie.

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    Rachel
    January 5, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Playing games is a tradition.

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    Evie B.
    January 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    We watch the ball drop together.

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    Jennifer Juenke
    January 5, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    We do nothing but watch a movie at home and I am in bed by 10pm

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    Gina M
    January 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    We stay up and sip on some champagne!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Sonya Morris
    January 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    We spend time with our friends on New Year’s Eve and go to mass on New Year’s Day.

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    Krista M
    January 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    We always make shrimp cocktail and piggies in a blanket hot dogs haha

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    Kelly D
    January 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    We have dinner at my parent’s house usually.

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    Elena
    January 5, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    My resolution is to eat healthy

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    Laura J
    January 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    We always do the party hats and horns with the kids!

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    amy pugmire
    January 5, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    we have a new years day dinner and share our favorite memories with the family

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    Katy
    January 6, 2016 at 12:43 am

    We also like to watch the ball drop in NYC on television. I remember doing that as a kid with my family.

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    Katherine
    January 6, 2016 at 5:38 am

    We jst have dinner with family

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    lana
    January 6, 2016 at 7:13 am

    On New Years we always go to church. It has been our tradition for years and have a celebration after 12

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    Kathy Luman
    January 6, 2016 at 7:28 am

    We usually go to mom for lunch and she has sauerkraut, pork roast and mashed potatoes. Then for dinner I make ham, potatoes and cabbage.

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    Elena
    January 6, 2016 at 8:03 am

    we take holiday family pictures every year

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    Kimberly Flickinger
    January 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

    We love staying home and watching the ball drop as a family and then watching football and the Rose parade the next day.

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    Sonya Morris
    January 6, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Spending time with a few good friends!

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    Christina A.
    January 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    We usually just watch to ball drop or watch a movie and eat special NYE snacks at home! We live in a pretty rural area! πŸ™‚

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    Stacey B
    January 7, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Nothing super special.. Im always sure to watch the ball drop with my kids, and on New Years Day we have Pork and Sauerkraut!

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    Rachel
    January 7, 2016 at 5:32 am

    I call my mom and dad.

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    Danielle
    January 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    We let the kids invite over a couple pf friends each then we buy a bunch of junk food and watch scary movies all nght

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    natasha lamoreux
    January 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    We always stay in with the kids and watch 1 of the countdown programs to see the ball drop.

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    Sonya Morris
    January 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Spending time with close friends and going to mass on New Year’s Day.

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    Jen Rodrigues
    January 7, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    To be happy and healthy!!

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    Brandie
    January 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Every year at midnight, I take a picture of each child. When they were younger, I snuck into their room to snap it.
    I don’t know what I will do when they don’t live with me anymore. I suppose beg them to take their own photo and send it to me! LOL!

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    Susan Chester
    January 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Our tradition is to rent movies and have a couple beers and some popcorn while staying up past our bedtime.

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    Erica B.
    January 7, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    We don’t have any traditions. This year, I had to work.

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    Elena
    January 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Our tradition is to celebrate together with the whole family

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    Aubrey
    January 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    We have a new years party every year

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    Katy
    January 7, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    We usually make resolutions, but this year we decided to focus on a word instead. I chose present, as in I want to be more present in my life this year.

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    Robin
    January 8, 2016 at 12:09 am

    My mom always said it was bad luck to take the tree down until New Year’s Day. So in her memory, I keep that tradition. (Even though sometimes it makes me a little crazy!) πŸ™‚

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    Michele C
    January 8, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Thank you for the giveaway. My tradition has always involved our kids. My kids are now teenagers. I try to keep the tradition going to make plenty of memories with them, especially since our son is now 18.

    For New Years Eve, we either buy pizza or cook something fun. We then binge watch television shows that are geared toward the New Year. We also start taking down the Christmas decorations.

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    natasha lamoreux
    January 8, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Our tradition is staying home and watching the ball drop with the kiddies!

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    Amy Deeter
    January 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I spend time with my children.We buy a lot of snacks and drinks and watch some movies till about an hour before the ball drops

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    Sonya Morris
    January 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Spending time with friends with family!

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    Lisa V.
    January 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    We stay at home and stay away from the crazies.

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    Christina A.
    January 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    We just love to stay home and watch TV or movies and make up a bunch of NYE snacks! πŸ™‚

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    Christina A.
    January 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    We just always stay home and watch TV or a movie and eat snacks! Works for us! πŸ™‚

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    Danielle D
    January 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    we just stay at home together!!

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    Robin
    January 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I always call my dad, sister and brother at midnight to wish them Happy New Year.

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    Sonya Morris
    January 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    We celebrate with family and friends!

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    Peggy Rydzewski
    January 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I spend the nights with the grandkids..

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    robyn
    January 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    we watch the ball drop.

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    Eugenia Hall
    January 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    We usually watch the ball drop, we try to wish all of our friends and family a good new year and if possible I do like to have pork (with or without sauerkraut) and other lucky foods.

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    Elena
    January 9, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    we visit parents for the holidays

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    Jennifer W
    January 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    We scrub down the house to have a fresh start to the new year!

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    Stephanie Larison
    January 10, 2016 at 1:11 am

    We stay up with the kids to celebrate with lots of snacks. Usually only 1 of them is still awake when it’s time haha.

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    Michael Fritz
    January 10, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Every year we welcome friends & family over for help celebrate bringing in the new year with spirits, some great food, & music.

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    Frank
    January 10, 2016 at 3:58 am

    We just like to get together with family and watch the ball drop and eat!

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    Kari
    January 10, 2016 at 7:28 am

    OH suuuuure, now evryone is commenting.
    I AM A REGULAR, PEOPLE.

    And where are all my pork and sauerkraut folks??

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    Robin
    January 10, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Our tradition is to have chicken livers wrapped in bacon and lil smokies.

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    Tabathia B
    January 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    We watch the countdowns on tv and marathons of the twilight zones

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    Kimberly Flickinger
    January 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    We have a nice quiet night at home watching the ball drop.

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    Christina A.
    January 10, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    We typically just watch the ball drop or watch movies and make NYE snacks at home! πŸ™‚

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    Sonya Morris
    January 10, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Spending time with friends.

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    Robin
    January 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I always cook a special dinner with a dime in the blackeyed peas.

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    Vera
    January 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    We watch the ball drop on tv with the kids and cook out.

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    Shari Klyn
    January 10, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    We make many snacks, play games, and watch the ball drop.

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    Elena
    January 10, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    we bake Christmas cookies with my kids

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    Jennifer Reed
    January 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    We usually host a game night with friends and family and have appetizer type foods and lots of drinks.

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    Patti p
    January 10, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    we ask each other questions and record them to read the next year.

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    Tamara Gulley
    January 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Traditionally, we are bringing in the New Year at my parent’s home. We prepare a few finger foods, open a bottle of bubbly, and wait for the count down! it’s always a joy to celebrate with family!

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    Nichole
    January 10, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Football. Always lots of football with my Dad!

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    Karrie
    January 10, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    going the movies for new year

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    Lisa Davis
    January 11, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I watch Anderson and Kathy

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    Beth O
    January 11, 2016 at 5:05 am

    I spend the evening with my husband. Sometimes we travel down south and sometimes just stay home and have our own little party. I make up some appetizers and some type of fun cocktail.

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    Robin
    January 11, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Every New Year I clean out the closets to collect things to donate to the women’s shelter.

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    Bo Simms
    January 11, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Our special New Year’s traditions is to have a big meal with family on New Year’s Day, and we all share what our resolutions will be.

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    Samantha
    January 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

    We usually try to put all the Christmas things away, but this year we hosted a Christmas we couldn’t fit into the weekend before with other Christmas celebrations and birthdays.

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    clynsg
    January 11, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Absolutely none–it is pretty much just another day for me.

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    Melanie Comello
    January 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    We actually don’t have any right now, but next year our plan is taking our little girl to the beach to watch the fireworks, and hopefully turns this into yearly tradition.

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    Ashley
    January 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Eating crab legs!

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    Tamra H
    January 11, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Normally spend a more low-key evening at home with some friends, but sipping champagne, of course! πŸ™‚

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    susan smoaks
    January 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    i do not have any new years traditions. i just do the same thing that i do every other day.

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    Ilona B
    January 11, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    We always stay home and have dinner with our neighbors. Ham is Delicious!

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    Alisha
    January 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    We have our black eyed peas, rice and greens!

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    Audrey L
    January 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Watch the celebrations all over the world on TV, then retire early! πŸ™‚

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    Toni Snearly
    January 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    The only thing I do is review my prior year’s goals, see how far I have come (or how little) and write down new goals for the upcoming year. It drives me to be a better person all year long.

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    Beth Klocinski
    January 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Midnight champagne toast.

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    Sonya Morris
    January 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    We love spending time with our family and friends.

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    Paula Michele Hafner
    January 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    We have a family dinner with corn bread, greens, and black eyed peas! We spend the evening playing board games.

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    Tabathia B
    January 11, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Get some party hats

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    Elena
    January 11, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    baking cookies together with my family

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    Teresa D.
    January 11, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Our New Year’s tradition is to have a group dinner with champagne on the Eve and then make pork and sauerkraut for New Year’s Day.

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    Michelle C
    January 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    We let the kids stay up and celebrate together at home as a family

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    Ellen Casper
    January 11, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    We have appetizers and play board games.

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    Lynda thorn @mommypowers
    January 12, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Black eyed peas!!!

    ~Lynda @MommyPowers

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    Frank
    January 12, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Baking cookies

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    Keeley Sullivan
    January 12, 2016 at 5:19 am

    We get together with friends to bring in the new year.

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    brandy c
    January 12, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I do not have any New Year’s Traditions.

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    natasha lamoreux
    January 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

    We just stay home and hang with the kids.

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    Amber S.
    January 12, 2016 at 9:01 am

    We have black eyed peas for good luck

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    Lisa Ann
    January 12, 2016 at 10:28 am

    We don’t have any New Year traditions.

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    jules m.
    January 12, 2016 at 10:56 am

    we stay up and watch the ball drop and drink champagne, then we celebrate our kitty’s birthday with some celebratory fancy feast (for him, not us! LOL)
    πŸ™‚

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    Nycole K
    January 12, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I don;t have any New Years Traditions

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    Barbara Fox
    January 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Staying at home and going to bed before 12 LOL!!

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    Leslie Davis
    January 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Don’t really have any

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    Robin
    January 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I set goals with milestones for the year.

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    Toni Snearly
    January 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Is it weird that I’ve never been to Ikea? New Year’s resolution? πŸ˜€

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    Ally G.
    January 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Our family’s new year tradition is at midnight the males have to go out the door and at midnight re-enter, and it’s supposed to bring good luck.

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    aubrey
    January 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    we have a new years eve party

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    Miz Vickik
    January 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    We always have seafood!

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    Miranda Ward
    January 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    We all watch the ball drop together and also we tell each other what we would like to accomplish in the coming year.

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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    Christina A.
    January 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    We just typically make NYE snacks and watch movies or watch the ball drop! πŸ™‚

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    Sonya Morris
    January 12, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Gathering with friends and family to ring in the New Year.

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    Birdiebee
    January 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t have any special New Year’s traditions except for starting my spring cleaning in winter.

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    Susan Smith
    January 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    My husband and I share a kiss and champagne at midnight

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    Brian E.
    January 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…we usually celebrate with friends & family: set off firecrackers / fireworks at midnight !

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    Rebecca Lock
    January 12, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I make homemade donuts every New Year’s.

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    Laurie Emerson
    January 12, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Our tradition is to eat black eye peas and boiled cabbage with dinner for good luck.

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    Kelly
    January 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    A fish fry and bonfire!

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    Leanne Godfrey
    January 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    We always make a toast at midnight!

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    Elena
    January 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    we take family photos under the Christmas tree

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    Sarah L
    January 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Eating Hoppin John on New Years Day.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Dawn Reid
    January 12, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Going to the desert

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    Katy
    January 13, 2016 at 1:49 am

    We also take a family snapshot on New Hear’s Evw so we can look back year after yer. It’s fun no we’ve captured some silly and fun nights!

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    Chrysa
    January 13, 2016 at 9:22 am

    We usually watch the countdown programs on TV.

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    jules m.
    January 13, 2016 at 10:40 am

    our tradition is watching the ball drop and drinking champagne, eating cheese and grapes, and then celebrating our kitty’s birthday with some celebratory fancy feast

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    Rachel
    January 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    We play cards!

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    Elizabeth Ray
    January 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Black-eyed peas, hog jowls and collards. (for luck, health and wealth) with cornbread (for happy husband)

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    Carolyn Daley
    January 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    We relax, enjoy snacks, play games, and watch the ball drop.

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    Michelle H.
    January 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    We like to celebrate New Years with the kids and Martinelli’s.

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    Tanya White
    January 13, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    we have a get together at our house with friends and family, lots of food, drinks, cards and we watch the ball drop together,

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    Vikki Billings
    January 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I really don’t have a tradition but I do stay home every year and watch horror movies with lots of popcorn!!!

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    Breanne
    January 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    We watch the ball drop.

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    Sonya Morris
    January 13, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    We spend time with family and friends.

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    chadro
    January 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Try to eat better, leaving out greasy and oily fatty foods when possible

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    Samantha
    January 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    One of my resolutions is to lose the baby weight! My daughter is due in 4 days and I am already itching to work out.

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    Trisha McKee
    January 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I stay home, rent some great movies, and work on some projects i have going on. It is a night of things I love doing.

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    Candie L
    January 13, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    We go to my mother in laws for the evening. Thank you

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    Richard Hicks
    January 13, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    One of mine is to clean up our messy basement

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    Richard Hicks
    January 13, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    left comment here

    https://housefulofnicholes.com/jungle-book-stampedes-theaters-april-15#comment-86953

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    kim parrott
    January 13, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Black-eyed peas and cabbage are our New Year’s Day MUST.

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    Beverly Metcalf
    January 13, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Nothing really special, but we usually stay up until midnight and wish each other a Happy New Year!

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    AEKZ2
    January 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    We watch the all drop on tv and eat mochi.

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    Sandra Brower
    January 13, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    We have a good dinner and drink a little sparkling juice and pray for a good year!

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