Friends, word games, and the start of an awesome year

This post is part of a daily series to record all the nice things that happen in 2017. It’s a great way to record good memories, and also to hit my daily writing goal.

We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration with some friends here at home. It was super nice to host here, since we didn’t have to find babysitting. We started the celebrations late (9:30 p.m.) so that the kids would be asleep when the party started. We had a mini-party just with the kids after dinner. We enjoyed some treats, did a fake count down, and popped some sparkling juice for them. They enjoyed themselves and didn’t feel left out of the adult party.

We had a friend from swing dancing, an old friend of my hubby’s from middle school and his sister, and two friends from sports night. We hung out, had some drinks, and played some super-fun word games. I totally have to get Heads Up for my phone now. We also played Bananagrams, which is one of my favourites.

It was a lot of fun to just hang out with friends, and introduce some of them to pão de queijo, beijinhos de coco, and capirinha. I love cooking for parties, and this time around was no different.

We did our countdown and shared some sparkling wine or sparkling juice before everyone said their goodbyes at around 12:30 and headed home. I’m happy to say everyone drank responsibly.

I’m so happy and thankful for friends, social time, and celebrating the start of a brand new year. I can’t wait to notice all the nice things in 2017.  I encourage you to also start writing down your good memories. At the end of the year, you’ll have some great things to look back on.

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