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Making the most of the New Year

Hugs & Kisses

I thought I’d share a fun tradition for New Year’s Day that I like to do with my kids, it can be as simple or as extravagant as you make it and it gives you a reason to think outside the box and indulge in a few sweet treats before you crack down with your New Year’s resolutions.

There are lot of food traditions on New Years – black eyed peas and collard greens in the South, noodles and citrus in China, cakes and pastries in Sweden and Germany but as nice as all those sound, they just weren’t silly enough for our family.

Instead we created a fun play on words in regards to food, for this one particular day we regard everything we eat with its literal meaning. Hershey kisses ensure a year’s worth of kisses, Laffy Taffy means the house will be filled with laughter, Mr. Goodbar means we’ll do lots of good for the year … you get the point.

Anyway, this is a fun tradition I’ve been doing on my own for years and I’m so excited to start sharing it with my children. I see this tradition getting more and more fun as years go by.

New Years Drinks

Our Menu this year includes:

Breakfast: Smart Start Strawberry Oat Bites Cereal

Snack 1: Honest Kids Berry, Berry Good Lemonade Drink Pouches & Laffy Taffy

Lunch: Happy Meals & Friendship Tea

Snack 2: Hershey Hugs & Kisses & Quaker True Delight Granola Bars

Dinner: A Pasta Bar Buffet w/ Good Luck (Broccoli Spinach Alfredo) & Lots of Love Sauce (Marinara)

Dessert: A Dream cake

You can read more about how I started this tradition on my page at MySanAntonio.com


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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