I've seen different versions of these for the past couple of years and have adopted this into our new traditions.
You can check out Hoosier Homemade to see the idea here. There is a cute free printable here at The Idea Room.
At 6pm, we'll do a dinner of appetizers and finger foods (our tradition) and fill out a "Time Capsule" sheet.
At 7pm we'll play a board game together.
At 8pm we'll play rock band.
At 9pm, we'll enjoy rootbeer floats together and make some decorations & noise makers. I'm doing some rocket poppers (like on Martha Stewart's website) and paper plate tambourines.
Then at 10pm we'll watch the ball drop in New York on TV and turn on a movie to see how late they can all last.
It's going to be cheap and it's gonna be a fun one!
Balloons would also be fun! Maybe next year.
And the thing I'm most excited for is that I get to go see Wicked tomorrow! Finally! I'm probably the last one to see this of everyone I know and I'm excited.
Enjoy your new years celebrations!