Let's be honest. When you have small children New Years Eve is exciting for about the first 30 seconds that you think about going out. Then you realize you're never going to find a sitter, you're never going to be able to stay awake until midnight, and you'd have nobody to celebrate with because all your friends are stuck in the same situation.
This year, instead of sitting on the couch and feeling lame until we succumbed to sleep, we invited some other families over for an impromptu "New York New Years." Dinner, drinks, and good company... pjs and a movie for the kids... the big celebration at 9 PM! Perfect.