About three years ago we did the whole "Peabody NYE Spectacular" and it was a mess! The appeal was enticing- pay one price for access to the Peabody hotel NYE Bash. It was so crowded that we could barely move around. Also, it was absolutely freezing that year and I remember walking the streets of downtown thinking to myself, "never again".
It looked a lot like this that NYE:
Ever since that NYE, we've kept it pretty low key bringing in the New Year. Last year we went to a nice dinner. While that was fun, it was very pricey as most restaurants do the "fixed menu" thing and charge double for something that they'd normally serve all-year-long.
So alas, I am being a grinch this year and saying "no thanks" to NYE festivities. While I think it would be nice to get all dressed up and trot around town, it's just not worth it to me! Everything is over-priced and the weather is already calling for rain showers. I think I will be just fine curled up with my pups watching the NYE specials on television and slow-cooking my roast with black eyed peas. I guess this is a sign that I am truly getting old.
What are you doing on NYE?