Very soon after we moved into our home, almost seven years ago, we became friends with the neighbors in our section of the neighborhood.  We really enjoy getting together and for the last six years we’ve each taken turns hosting a NYE party.  We’ve had theme parties, like dress from a character from the ’60s, and come in your pj’s. 

I found this clever idea for goody bags for the ladies from oh so beautiful paper.
I just used white lunch sacks I had on hand, and printed the tags from the link.

I included a can of black eyed peas for good luck in the new year, a packet of Emergen-C for good health (they used a packet of Alka Seltzer), and Hershey Kisses for love in the new year (I used dark chocolate kisses for more good health).

These are the cute labels you can print on card stock.  Their webpage made me want to go on a hunt for washi tape of all kinds for my craft room.  But, I just used black and white ribbon I already had.

Stuff everything in the bag.  Then I made a punch in the top, tied the ribbon through it, and stuck the label on with double sided tape.  We’re also taking poppers for midnight.

Miss Bee made a low-calorie key lime pie from the Skinny Girl Desserts Cookbook.  She is really excited about serving it.

I hope all of you have a safe, healthy and peace-filled new year.  I really appreciate all of you that take the time to read my blog.  I look forward to more fun times ahead.