Happy New Year to all! I hope you rang in 2012 with a bang — or at the very least a spirited thump. Amazingly, despite sleep deprivation and my Bean-induced need to revert back to my childhood bedtime as of late, I made it all the way to midnight. Woo hoo!
Rather than spend our moolah on premade New Year’s garb, it’s a tradition in our house to make our own hats every New Year’s Eve. We usually pick some sort of theme (last year was “cowboys and sparkles.” Zing!) and then spend the better part of the day knee-deep in construction paper, glitter and hot glue, wiling away the hours until our hats are deemed complete. This year’s hats were some of my favorite yet.
My mom went eco-chic with a revamping of the wrapping I used for this year’s Christmas presents. It’s like double recycling! Love!
My sister and I baked up some matching cupcake hats in honor of our someday-we-should-really-do-this future cupcake shop (this year’s theme started out at “New Year’s resolutions or future goals,” so our cupcake dreamin’ seemed to fit rather nicely).
And, of course, little Miss Beany needed a hat to match. After all, you’re never too young to appreciate a festive cap.
How did you ring in 2012? Any fun traditions you enjoy with your friends or family? And what are your resolutions for the New Year? Let’s hear it!