This year, for New Year's, my husband and I agreed that we'd stay home and celebrate quietly with a romantic dinner for two and a fancy bottle of champagne... just as soon as the kids were put to bed. New Year's is a busy time at our pizzeria... we stay open 'til eight then he's home by nine. I wanted our kids to be able to celebrate and ring in the New Year in style as well.. only problem is they are in bed long before that time. So, just as soon as it turned dark... around 4:30 we decided to have our own little celebration. Just me and the kids. We kicked it off with a snazzy bottle of sparkling peach juice. Popped like real champagne and everything! Had some sparkling lemonade, as well!! Yup, we went all out. They were impressed! An appetizer of entertainer's crackers with cream cheese. MMMM.... For our main course we had the girls' favorite... bow-tie pasta with homemade alfredo. And, for dessert poached pears and.... A double layer spice cake with pink cream cheese frosting... baked in the Easy Baked oven earlier.... This is the piece we were saving for Daddy when he comes home. I rigged a little apparatus up and over the mirror and tied a string onto a star. At "midnight," we watched the star drop over our little village. We counted down and kissed and toasted our "fancy" glasses and sippy cup! I pulled the star back up and we counted down again... three times! I am hoping you girls had a wonderful New Years Eve! Now, I am off to put my pork in the oven so we can may have a LUCKY 2010!!