The ball is dropping; the champagne is popping (or sparkling apple cider).It’s the second most wonderful time of the year! New Years! A time for new beginnings, new chapters, and a time to celebrate with the people most important in our lives. What better way to ring in the New Year than reflecting on the past year? If you’re throwing a NYE party or just spending a quiet evening at home, we’ve got a fun and easy way to get everyone involved and reflect on the most memorable moments of 2012.
NYE Memory Jar
What you will need:
- A Mason jar or any empty container
- Sticky notes or Small pieces of paper
- Different colored pens
- A box of tissues (this could get emotional!)
If you’re throwing a NYE party, have your guests write down their most memorable moment of the year with their name and put it in the mason jar. Get the kids involved and help them write out their favorite memory of 2012. When everyone has contributed to the jar, read all of the memories aloud before the ball drops! You could even turn it into a guessing game, by not reading the names and have everyone try to figure out who wrote what! Make it a tradition and save the “memories” of each year the jar was brought out.
Even if you’re not having a NYE party and just spending a quiet evening at home, you can simply write down all your favorite aspects of the year and reflect with loved ones before midnight. No need to get the jar involved if you don’t want to.
There’s no need to make this more complicated than it is. Forget your holiday stress and the trials and tribulations of the past year. Hold onto the beautiful moments and life’s little blessings and surprises. NYE is not a time to think about how things may have gone wrong or could have gone much better as anticipated. Don’t completely toss the old year behind, rather take all the good things and bring them into 2013!
Happy New Year everyone!!!!