Last year we started a new New Year’s Eve family tradition called “The Interview.” Now, the name may sound scary and intimidating, but really it was a lot fun and I’m looking forward to
torturing doing it again with my family this year!
I got the idea when I ran across this kid’s printable page on Thirty Handmade Days. Even though it said the printable was for kids, I thought it would work just as well for adults. Except for maybe the “favorite color” section. *lol* I really liked the idea of asking the SAME questions of both the adults and kids and comparing the answers. But instead of having everyone write down their answers (and trying to keep up with all those papers for years on end), I thought doing a video interview would be fun! Especially since we could go back each year and see how much people had changed since the last interview; a video scrapbook page of sorts. If you want to get really fancy, you could have each person show off a talent! Perhaps they play the piano, sing, or have some other unique character trait that you’d like to record for
blackmail purposes posterity.
Mique has a new version out for 2013, but I’m sticking with the original since that’s what we used last year. I don’t use any fancy video equipment, just the movie function on my camera. A smartphone would work really well too, and you could email the video right away to family or grandparents! If possible, I do recommend trying to find a quiet, well lit place to take your video. And if you have a flat surface or tripod for your camera, that would be helpful for reducing the sea-sick weaving that happens when holding the camera. (What? Am I the only one who can’t hold a camera steady?)
Here are some other printables to consider if the one above doesn’t suit your needs: (or make up your own list!)
Celebrating the Year at Wonderful Joy Ahead
End of the Year Time Capsule Questions at Today’s Moma
My Interview at All For the Boys
And if you like to add a little sparkle around the house, here are some fun free printables! I love the subway art, and can be carefully stored away and used again year after year! Click HERE or on the photo:
Although this party set was for NYE 2012, the banner and some of the other bits can be used this year too. Click HERE or on the photo:
What are some of your favorite family traditions for New Year’s Eve? Do you let the kids stay up until midnight? Shoot off fireworks? Jump on bubble wrap? (We did that one year, so loud and SO. MUCH. FUN!!) Please share your favorite NYE activities in the comments section!
Happy New Year!