New Year’s Eve of 2008 started the first Bratcher dance party, also known as Club Bratcher. We all get dressed up as silly as possible, have a nice little dinner involving some black eyed peas, then we put on some Black Eyed Peas, along with some other bumpin’ music, and dance our hearts out. We even have a strobe light for the occasion.
This tradition has been a favorite of ours since we started and we only had two kids, though I will admit it didn’t happen last year because Ben and I had a fight. Yup. Those things happen to us too, but this year it is on again for sure and now we have four kids… yay! We still have to figure out what is on the menu for the night, but you can be sure we will all be ready to party come New Years Eve! We are so excited! How do you plan to ring in the New Year?
32 comments on “BRATCHER DANCE PARTY”
Such a cute tradition! You had such little kids every year. SO so sweet. xo, rv
this is the cutest post! and i seriously laughed out loud. I love that you put the dance one and then the serious faces at the dinner table.
These are great! We never know our plans until the last minute… we like to keep our options open!
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hahhaah too cute! I'm glad that fight didn't last long…. since you do have a new child to add to the par-tay! heyyy
Coolest tradition ever for New Years. We may be having our own dance party…..Imitiation is the highest form of flattery, right?
Happy New Year.
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Hi you lovely people, New Years Eve at Mother in Laws near the seaside in Kent, UK. Out for an Italian meal then a bottle of champers at the strike of 12. Enjoy 2012 x
Oh golly, this made me laugh! I'm so glad that it isn't just my family this happens to! Last year, I was sad and mopey because we didn't have anything fun planned because no one wanted to have a midnight party with us and our three little ones… okay, and maybe the little ones needed to be in bed before midnight. Boo!
This year, we're taking them to the botanical gardens for the last night of their Christmas lights… and I'm going to make the clock pinata from the latest babiekins issue to break… and we're going to have a blast just our little family. As long as there's not a fight… ha!
we do the same thing!!! we make black eyed peas for good luck for the new year and we dance the new year in in style… i love family traditions.
That middle picture is the greatest photo of all time. Your hubs cracks me up. Love it.
We have a dance party every Sunday night. Costumes would sure liven that up!
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I think its cute you have dance party! 🙂
a fight and still managed to get a picture in, that's awesome. you guys are going to have a fab time!
such a cute idea, this dance party thing. i like it. 🙂 this year we'll be at my mother's house, feasting on shrimp and champagne and not a soul will actually make it to 12.
Ahh.. I love that you had a fight, how totally 'regular' are you guys!! We are staying in this year. WIth our own little party too, have fun Bratchers xxx
so in 2009 you hubby wearing those shorts – hysterical.
new years eve we will be bowlin – rad huh? ha
Such a fun idea! We kind-of put a kink in traditional New Years Eve parties by eloping that day. Some years are just us getting away, and some are with a bunch of family. Either way I love it!
yay! can't wait to see photos 🙂
happy new year ruby!
how sweet (: (: i'll either be at a hotel room party with friends or alone at home with take-out. must be so awesome having your own little “club” 😉
happy new year in advanced! can't wait to read all about the celebration(s) xoxo
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Cuties!! We usually go out and party with friends, but I think this year we'll be hanging out at home with JL. I don't think I could be away from him on NYE, even though he won't notice. 🙂
A couple of years ago, josh and I got in a big fight around 9:30pm, cuddled and fell asleep in our party wear at 10:30!
Such a cute tradition! 🙂
Such a cute family!
So fun! I can't wait to hear about the party this year.
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Oh boy…I'm thinking I may need to add a wild and crazy dance party to our new year traditions as well! Thanks for the inspiration!
Club Bratcher! What an awesome idea and great quality time and memories made, I'm sure 🙂
This. Is. Awesome. I love living room dance parties. In fact, in college, we had at least one per week. But with kids?! Wow, must be way more fun. 🙂
this is so sweet and honest. cracked me up too. love your blog!
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