We rang in the New Year differently for 2015. We braved letting the kids stay up until midnight. And for the most part, it went well. I think we have a new tradition.
We made paper plate noise makers,
and had a fabulously silly good time.
We also had homemade cheeseburgers and sprite-sherbet punch (in a fancy punch bowl) by candlelight, went bowling (courtesy of the Wii), sang some Frozen karaoke and finished out the night with TMNT. I think the kids had fun (especially "staying up till midnight!") and I know I had fun staying home and just hanging out with my family.
Happy New Year! Hope 2015 is good to you!