Jump to content

What to do about NYE


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 kristylee21

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

So last year i feel like i missed out on ALOT. Due to finacial circimstances i took on a job working nights at a service station. I was unlucky enough to be rostered on Christmas eve, christmas day, boxing day, NYE and New years day ( jackpot i know!). We had an engagement party to attend during the day on NYE which i was lucky to be able to go to but then had to go to work at 6pm while the rest of the party continued on into a NYE party. My DP put DD to bed in the house where the party was with a few other kids then got to drink and party the night away while i was stuck at work feeling rather lonley and upset.
Now this year i get 3 weeks off work. YAY! and i want to make the most of NYE this year. I love this time of year and all the celebrations, being with friends and family and having a great time. At the moment i have three options on what to do on NYE but none of them sound any good right now so i need some help on what i should choose to do.
1) DP wants to have a quite night with a couple were friends with at their place. Will just be the 5 of us and a few drinks sitting around chatting. But i dont feel this is making the most of the night and sounds rather boring
2) We've been intived to a rooftop party near the city at my friends apartment (sounds awesome to me) But DP refuses to go anywhere near the city on NYE and wont come with me
3) One of my gf's is planning on going to the waterfront near us to watch the fireworks then continue on having a party at her house with about 15-20 ppl. Dp however doesnt get along with my friends DH so he wont want to go here either.
DP has said he doesn't mind if i go to either option 2 or 3 but he wont come with me and i dont really want to do seperate things on NYE so what do i do? What would you do given these options?

#2 casime

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

Why not find something you can both do together?   NYE doesn't mean you have to spend it getting sloshed.  If you have a babysitter for the night, you could book a B&B somewhere, or go camping if you enjoy that (I'm a 5* girl personally!).

#3 AprilEthereal

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

All things considered, I would do what I wanted to do, even if that meant not spending the evening with my partner.  So, it would be a decision out of 2 & 3.   Hope you have a great night, what ever you decide.

#4 kristylee21

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

were going camping together a week after new years when DP has time off work. A nice lil family get away with just the three of us. No babysitter on the night so we will take DD wherever we end up going. And its not about getting sloshed (i will have dd so unlikely to even drink) its more about having a great night with friends

#5 mumofsky

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

id totally smash the rooftop party. get loose.

#6 Holidayromp

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Bugger your DH.  He had his great time last year.  Cut loose and go to the rooftop party.  He can stay at home with DD.

#7 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Quietly remind him of last year's work hours, tell him that you would reeeeeeeeeeeally like to go to the rooftop party or friend's house and try to squeeze out a few tears as you say this.

#8 GreenEgg

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

NYE such build up and generally such a let down

Work out who will be most fun to spend time with and least stressful, with or without your partner and do that.

#9 ekbaby

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

Given the info in your OP, I'd go to the rooftop party, whilst your  DP looks after DD at his mates place (sounds like it would be possible for him to take her along and put her to sleep there, and your DP still gets to hang out with friends). Sounds like your DP would be happy with this arrangement too. You don't have to do everything together, and if you both have to compromise to do something neither of you really enjoys, you wont have as good a time. Sounds like you have plenty of together time booked up for later in the month, I say enjoy yourself as a free agent that night. You could always plan a NYDay family beach trip or brunch or something if you want to do something together as well (as it sounds like you don't plan on getting that drunk that the next day is a write-off)

#10 AprilEthereal

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 17/12/2012, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quietly remind him of last year's work hours, tell him that you would reeeeeeeeeeeally like to go to the rooftop party or friend's house and try to squeeze out a few tears as you say this.



She doesn't need to remind him, he is not objecting and even if he were, still not necessary. Why the need for tears?

#11 RainyDays

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

#1 sounds like the best way to see in the new year to me, but I'm boring.

I don't typically do anything for new years since having kids, but wouldn't mind drinks with a few close friends to say a big F-off to 2012 laughing2.gif

#12 fatbelly

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Let him stay home with the kids lol

Go out and enjoy yourself!  I unfortunately have a NYE curse and have never had a good NYE.  And since I married DH he has never had a good one either haha.

So if you can have an awesome one, go for it!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum's message to son after Manchester attack

The horrific terrorist attack in Manchester, killing 22 people and injuring many others, including children, has impacted people throughout the world.

Bonds announces new personalised Zippy onesies

Now you can have your baby or toddler's name printed on their Bonds Zippys.

Mum's warning about Owlet monitor after baby receives burn

A mum has taken to Facebook to warn parents of the dangers of a popular baby monitor after her daughter sustained a burn to her foot.

The new advice on when to give juice to young children

Children under the age of one should not be given fruit juice, according to new advice issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

'Mummy, put your phone away': one mum's wake-up call

One of the weirdest things about your little kids getting older, I find, is when they start to be able to hold full conversations with you.

Aspirin being used to treat pre-eclampsia

Aspirin and early detection are helping to save the lives of Australian women and babies at risk of dying from the pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia.

Postnatal depletion: what is it and how can we recover?

Some mums are left physically and emotionally depleted, with nothing left to give, long after giving birth.

'Flushing' blocked fallopian tubes can improve fertility, study finds

A technique that effectively "unblocks" a woman's fallopian tubes by flushing them with liquid to help her conceive has been used for decades, with varying levels of success. Now a study has confirmed that the method significantly improves fertility, and that a certain type of fluid – one that is oil-based rather than water-based – shows strong results.

Watch these pregnant mothers make their bellies disappear

Chances are you've heard of body pump, but have you heard of belly pump?

The initiative to help job-hunting mums explain the 'resume gap'

It's a common problem faced by mums returning to work after an extended period of maternity leave. How do I account for the gap that years at home caring for babies has left in my resume?

Every parent will relate to this dad's hilariously messy 'pooplosion' tale

Make sure you aren't eating while reading this post.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.