Thursday, December 31, 2009

What're you doing New Years?

We're such homebodies that even on a big night like New Year's Eve we prefer staying in to going out. For many, many years we spent NYE at my in-laws, a night that would always include a huge lobster dinner and the equivalent of a bottle of champagne per person. It would also include a rousing, slightly-tipsy game of TV Bingo played during Dick Clark's Rockin' NYE.

TV Bingo is an awesome game from the '70s that challenges you to match up the pictures on your playing card with images you see on TV. It's so, so fun (particularly when played after imbibing much champers!)...but when my graphic designer bro-in-law came into the family, it got a tad less fun because his sharp, trained eye picks up things at lightening speed, so he always wins before the rest of us even gets a chip down on our card. Darn him!

Last year we started a new tradition with our closest friends--dinner and a slumber party at their house. We went out to dinner last year, but since they now have a three-month-old, we're cooking in tonight. My bff and I have been excitedly planning our menu all week, and it includes:
  • a lovely cheese board and baguette
  • butternut squash soup for the first course
  • king crab legs with lots of butter, jasmine rice, and fennel slaw for the entree
  • creme brulee for dessert
YUM! I can't wait! I haven't had crab in years and years, so we'll see if I enjoy it or get grossed out.

The hightlight of last year's NYE was a rousing, slightly-tipsy game of Clue (are you picking up on a pattern here?). I have to tell you, Clue was a favorite among my cousins and me growing up, and they are a very cut-throat group of gamers, so I learned to be very, very good at Clue. The hubby and our friends all accused me of cheating last year, but the truth is that I'm just a very perceptive player (wink, wink).

Anyhoo, despite the nasty weather here, I'm so looking forward to a good meal tonight with some of my favorite people and then kicking their butts at some board games. I wish you all a very fun, very safe, very bubbly New Year's! See you Monday! xo

(via jeongyun)


  1. Also staying in tonight, was supposed to have a board game night at friends but we are both still a bit sick. Happy New Year!

  2. Sounds like the perfect NYE to me! Hope you had fun and have a very Happy New Year!

  3. Omigod, TV bingo reminds me of this awesome car game my family used to have where you had to find certain things along the road. I love vintage board games!

  4. It sounds like the perfect NYE! We are huge homebodies too and haven't gone out for NYE in several years. Glad you had a fabulous time! Happy New Year! I hope 2010 brings you much joy and happiness!

  5. Happy 2010! I hope you had a fab evening! We barely made it to midnight and were home by 12:15. Staying in was probably a better call!

  6. i'm so glad to know you all either stayed home or wished you had! i've always felt like we're super lame (which we are) for not wanting to go out. thanks for the validation, ladies!!! ;)


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