Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, December 30, 2011

Feed Em Funnies For New Year's Kids

We don't really have
fussy eaters in this
family.
They will eat just about
anything put in
front of them.

However, it is
ALWAYS
fun to do a little
SOMETHING SPECIAL
for them for the
Holidays.

The "tradition",
according to the
Bible of Lulu
(the 9 year old),
is that every
New Year's Eve they
come to our house to
EAT and then they
get to spend the night,
while Mom and Dad
go out to celebrate.

What?
How did THIS get started?
Am I now
TOO OLD
to go out to celebrate?
sigh...

Anyway,
Best to be prepared for the
LITTLE DARLINGS
with some special snacks.

How about a
Snowman Cheese Ball
to start the night off?
Betty Crocker recipe is here.

Hmmmm..what else can I do?
Leave those
kids alone with me and I
will serve them
SHOTS!
Shots like everyone else has
on New Years!
That'll teach them.

Okay-
Maybe we CAN tone it down
a bit.
How about
THIS kind of shot?
I call it
Tomato Soup Shooters!
You find the instructions at Rachel Hollis's site.

And, of course, we must have a few
Ants on a log
(raisins on cream cheese filled celery)
They will love these, too.
Apples cored, sliced sideways,
and topped with peanut butter,
or nutella,
and sprinkled with granola.
So..a few snacks,
a few laughs,
a few games,

and a shot of Tequilla

and those kids will have a
GREAT
New Year's Eve....

okay...just kidding about
the Tequilla.

sigh...
Maybe one for me?
Is it bedtime yet?
your photo name

24 comments:

  1. Sure makes me want to be a kid again...they have never had it so good!! Happy and healthy 2012 Diana:)

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  2. I want to come, too! Maybe we should do something like that for ourselves here. We don't "paaartee" at all. I guess some things you just get too old for.
    But if we can't drink ourselves into the new year, maybe we can eat our way...

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  3. I can remember celebrating LOL. Better to just have friends and family come over. So now it's "little" family people.:):) We are making memories with them. xoxo,Susie(She Junks)

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  4. I love that snowman Diana! What a fun grandma you are!
    I think we are heading into the stay home and babysit phase ourselves! This will be our second year.
    My daughter informs me that the bars stay open all night long so I won't see her until later on New Years day. hmmmmm. not so sure I like that one.
    I like the idea of tequila at your house!
    Hugs friend and Happy New Year too!
    Cindy

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  5. Well.... fun Grandma that you are... I will take my lessons from you, as our 1st grand is due in just a few weeks...
    maybe next New Years Eve we will be the stay-at-home Grandpa & Grandma..
    Happy New Years to you & the fun bunch
    (I am expecting some fun videos : )

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  6. Tequila! What time can we come over? No I better stay home your party sounds like a young peoples party and I'm kinda old and boring. lol
    Lisa

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  7. You are making the best memories with your "grands"!
    Your place will be brighter than Times Square!
    ~Lynne
    [w/ L]

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  8. Super fun food! They'll have a great time at your house and if you time your margarita right so will you lol!

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  9. LOL, Diana! Forget the grandkids ~ what time should I be over? : ) I love a good game of Candyland! I'll have both here New Year's Eve, along with two other couples and one of them have a preteen daughter. I'll probably need a shot of something before the night is over!

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  10. Call me when the kids are tucked in....I'll bring the Tequilla with the worm, and the salt, and the lemon.

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  11. A shot of Tequilla? Will be there with the others, let us know what time and we will have a virtual New Year's Eve Bash~

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  12. Hi Diana,
    the snowman is such a fun idea! And anything with Nutella, and I am in! Sounds like you are going to have a wild and crazy New Year's Eve:) I'll be sure to toast you with my Mai Tai!!!

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  13. I have company coming in a few hours--I want to wish you a Happy New Year!!! And when we get together, we'll have to play Candyland! How did you know it is my favorite game? LOL
    Love,
    CIndy

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  14. I sure wish I were a kid spending New Years at your house! Of course I'm not sure I could stay awake.
    How sweet of you to take the kiddy so Mom & Dad can celebrate!
    Happy new year, Diana, I've really enjoyed visiting here and pray you'll be blessed with a wonderful 2012!

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  15. what a fun time they will surely have.

    I want to come too !
    I'll take one of those last things
    on the list.
    ... with the ice and the lime
    and salt on the rim !
    Happy New Year my blog-gal-friend !
    - KAT -
    PS I have been promised a box of Wheaties cereal with Aaron's photo on the box
    Im so excited.!!!
    It's from a friend I have in Juda, Wisconsin (The mother of my son's girlfriend) She cracks up over my love affair with number twelve and that i call him dimple cheeks.

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  16. I'll drink to that! In fact, hold on a sec............................................................. Ah, I just had a sip of wine. See, the party's already started.
    I'm happy to have met you this year.
    Your Friend, m.

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  17. I love me a good cheeseball and a Snowman Cheeseball would make me a happy camper. Such a cute idea. What time should I be there?

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  18. Yes it seems celebrating with our little special ones is our New Year's Eve destiny. So glad to find you here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back to revisit. I hope you can find the time to do the same at my place. For now I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  19. Wow, you're the best Nana ever! Sounds like the best time is going to be with you!
    Hugs and happiness to you in the new year!
    Patti

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  20. Now I am hungry! lol Great post for the New Year.
    Wanted to come by and say hello and to wish you a very Happy New Year.
    Love
    Maggie

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  21. I wish I was a kid so that you could watch me on New Year's Eve too. You're the best!

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  22. It sounds like fun, I want to come :) Your grandkids are going to have a great time. You could always mention that next year is Grandpa and Grandma's turn to go out :)
    Happy New Year my friend!!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  23. Hi Diana,I love the snowman!! It's so cute.Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments all year. I really do appreciate every one.Happy New Year!

    Kathy

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  24. It looks like your place is THE place to be on New Year's Eve.
    I wish you, and all your family, a very happy 2012.

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