08 January, 2011

First Annual New Year's Eve party

Guest post written by Charlotte Robertson

I've been to tons of New Year's Eve parties before but this year is the first time that I've actually hosted one. I'm a little nervous about it but I think that it's going to be really great. I've been planning for a few weeks now and because we went home to my parents' for Christmas, I've been able to concentrate on hosting this party.

2010 was actually our first year as a married couple and homeowners, so I'm still kind of excited to show off our house because this is the first big event we've hosted in it. I've been getting a lot of the ideas and recipes for the party online and when I was looking up a cheese ball recipe about a week ago I came across the website
Cleartvbundle.com. I looked through it a little bit and then we signed up for one of the home internet packages we found on there.

I just hope that we have enough room in our house for the
New Year's party because it isnÕt exactly a mansion.

06 January, 2011

My Favorite New Year's Eve Program

Guest written by our friend Mason Abbott

Every year my family and I gather together on New Year's Eve and have a quiet evening at home waiting to ring in the New Year. We have a nice family dinner, then desserts and then it's time to put on the television and watch Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve. This show has been on the air ever since I can remember. Dick Clark always puts on great show with many different entertainers. He has a lot of musical numbers that are played and it is just a tradition with our family to watch this each year.

Dick Clark does not actually host the show any longer but, he is there anyway. He counts down the minutes until the New Year and builds the excitement along the way. My family and I always watch this show on our satellite television from http://www.cannonsatellite.com/ since it gives us the best reception for it. We never lose the signal and even if the weather is bad on New Year's, we always get this show. Over the years, Dick Clark has been known to kick start the careers of many new singers and often these now famous people will appear on his show on New Year's Eve.

Many stars like Barry Manilow have appeared on this show over the years. Barry Manilow actually wrote the theme song for Dick Clark's bandstand show years ago, I believe.