While we don't usually have plans for New Years Eve, this year my bible study put together a couples evening at Kari's where we all brought finger foods and drinks to share.
Unfortunately, I had to work that day before coming home to get ready so I made sure to buy food that was pre-made like shrimp cocktail and tortilla roll-ups. Much to our surprise, we made much later than we'd anticipated - 11:00 pm! We all agreed that we would celebrate east coast new years, but we kept going strong for hours afterwards. By the time we got home it was no big deal to stay up until midnight, after which we promptly went to bed so we could sleep off all those bottles of mead we drank!