We deferred our traditional fondue on New Year's Eve, much to Matthew's chagrin.
We did toast the New Year and have a little dance party in the basement. Then we watched a random countdown. I may have missed the 7pm countdown we were aiming for. When we also missed the 8pm countdown we may have just pretended it was midnight anyway. It's midnight somewhere at 8:07, right? The older two played along. Then we watched firework re-runs on the TV.
The younger two went to bed, the older two went to play computer games and put themselves to bed and us parents watched the latest Top Gun.
We were still in bed before midnight though.