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New Year’s Eve


The United States New Year’s Eve is celebrated by formal parties, family oriented activities, and other large public events. The most prominent celebration in this country is the ball drop held in New York City Times Square.  The ball is lowered from 70 ft high. The ball drop has been held since 1907.  Radio and television broadcasts the festivities from New York including popular acts of pop culture.  The events average 10 million spectators annually. Other notable celebrations are held around the world such as the Las Vegas strip New Year’s Eve celebration.  The strip is closed to vehicle traffic and a large fireworks display is held at midnight, which spans across multiple resort buildings.

Disneyland theme parks also hold New Year’s celebrations. Including both Disneyland in California and Disney world in Florida.  Los Angeles, a city long without a major public New Years celebration now holds an inaugural gathering in Downtown’s Grant Park with a media light show  started in 2014.  In France New Years is celebrated by a feast.  The feast includes special seafood dishes such as oysters and champagne.  So no matter the culture or geographical location New Year’s celebrations are very special for all!



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How will you spend your New year’s eve?

  • Church service


  • Masquerade Ball


  • Hanging out with friends


  • Just the two of you


  • Fireworks



Happy new year to all our followers and viewers you have made our year special! We wish you love, peace, and prosperity today and throughout the new year!

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New Year’s Eve Guide to Party Ideas, Datenight, Top post, and Reflection


I love the New Year!  There’s an air of goodness, hope, expectation and fun! Hosting the biggest party of the year is awesome.  New year’s eve parties tend to be upbeat and elegant.  Whereas Thanksgiving and Christmas are defined by family.  New Year’s is for everyone and parties tend to be a bit larger.

SCW shares a few tips on how to make your holiday sparkle


Pick a color theme. When you have a consistent color theme it looks elegant and makes things easier for you.


The Drink of the New year is Champagne.  Notice the difference between a wine glass and a champagne flute.


Appetizers.  If you’re not serving a full meal, serve a fruit and cheese platter in addition to the champagne.  It’s easy,and healthy and delicious.

Spice up your decorations. With New Year’s memorabilia glasses, confetti, party hats balloons.





  • To really make a memorable evening take home party favors for your guests



Your New Year’s Eve Holidate Night



Tips for your Holidate night for New Year’s Eve

Okay, it’s the biggest party night and date night of the year.  And you don’t want to go out alone or worse stay home alone, and why should you?  You work hard you deserve a night out, an end of the year bash!

  • Have an escort to attend parties and events with.  You don’t have to be in a serious relationship to go out and have fun.  It’s called a plus one!  A plus one is someone you attend events with instead of going alone.
  •  If you’re not driving, be prepared with your own ride home just in case your date is too intoxicated to drive you home.
  • If it’s a girl’s night out, (great) only be sure to separate yourself from the pack a little during the night to mingle.  Who knows who you may meet.  Lots of relationships start New Year’s Eve.



Curious about the Top Post of 2016?

#1 Post of the Year:  “Can a Christian woman be a cougar?”


Who knew this post would get so much attention?  Are you a single woman over 50?  Good news: you have more options when it comes to men than you might think.

Top 4 reasons younger men want to date older women

  • Older women are confident.  By the time you reach 50 you know who you are.  Which means you have more self-confidence, which is very attractive to all men.  A confident woman isn’t clingy or needy, or desperate.  She has her own life and is not likely to need as much attention from a man.  You’re easier to spend time with and a lot less demanding than younger women.  Cougars are sexy for this reason.
  • Older women are looking younger than ever.  You look younger and hotter than ever. Women are taking better care of themselves and doing more to stay young looking.  With good skin care, nutrition, exercise, the right clothing, ( fits your body type) hair and makeup and little botox.  All this gives you a younger appearance.  Certainly younger than previous generations.  Have you seen a so called “Grandmother” these days? She has redefined the term and good for her.  She’s not like any grandma you’ve ever seen.
  • Older women are not looking to start a family.  Into your 50’s you’ve passed the child-bearing stage.  This can be a huge relief for some younger men not looking to start a family.
  • Older women are more realistic.  At 50 you’re savvy about how the world works. That means you know that dating a younger man, while a lot a fun, however it might not lead to anything deeper or serious.  That is fine by you.  You’re flattered by the younger man’s attention yet you recognize that the relationship is not likely to last long term.  If you are emotionally strong enough to accept the relationship for what it is.  Gofor it!


  1. How grateful am I?

  2. Where am I in my relationship with God?

  3. Write down your blessings on a sheet of paper.

  4. What could I have done differently?

  5. What areas do I need to improve?

  6. Which are my strengths?

  7. What do I want to focus on in the new year?

  8. What’s important to me?

  9. Who’s important to me?

  10. Which issues are important?

  11. Which issues are not important?

  12. Which scripture will be my fresh start scripture for the new year?  Example: “Forgetting what lies behind and pressing on to those things which are ahead.”

  13. Where do I go from here?

  14. Which relationships no longer suit me?

  15. Are the activities that I engage in bringing me closer to the things I want or away from the things I want?

  16. Is my career on track or do I need to change course?

  17. If I could change one thing about myself what would it be?

  18. Was I able to help someone this year?

  19. What can I do to enhance the lives of my children?

  20. What one thing can I do to enjoy each day more

     Kid’s reflection questions

How can I show my parents that I appreciate all that they do on a regular basis?

Which subjects in school can I improve on?

Are the people in my social circle a positive group?

What’s the biggest thing I learned this year?

What can I do to make this year better than the last?

What do I want to do when I grow up?

Who is a positive role model that I look up to?

Are the activities I engage in bringing me closer to or away from my goals?

If I could have done one thing differently this year what would have been?

How can I make my parents even more proud of me this year?



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New Years Eve Safety Tips


While New Year’s Eve can be super fun, it can also be super dangerous.  Actually one of the most dangerous holidays of the year.  With tons of people flocking to the streets dressed to the nines and laced with cash and credit cards the potential for crime is high and you’ve got to be smart!  Make sure you are very aware of your surroundings, especially in places you’ve never been.  Be sure to charge your cell phone before you leave the house and have your phone ready with ID in case of emergency.  When traveling in groups there should be a designated driver.  Whatever you do don’t drink and drive!  Have fun and be responsible!


Travel to and from by taxi.  Cab companies in most major cities are offering free rides on New Year’s eve to people who are intoxicated.


Stick together as a group.  If you’re a single woman, better to go out with a group of friends than alone.  New Year’s eve unfortunately is a hotbed of crime, be safe.


Monitor your alcohol intake.  Intoxicated women get taken advantage of.

Young Women In A Bar With One Drunk Friend Passed Out

Be extra careful with fireworks.  The emergency rooms biggest days for firework fatalities are New Year’s eve and fourth of July.


Don’t leave drinks unattended.


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Must have New Year’s eve Date Night Dresses





This New year’s eve you want to sparkle, shimmer and shine! For the biggest party of the year and the biggest date night, you want to look your best! This season it’s all about textures!  Metallics and sequins are trending.  Black is a popular color for New Years eve dresses, however you can mix it up and stand out with color.  From long gowns to cocktail dresses this is your most exciting dress of the year.









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  •  Ideally you want to wear a dress on New Year’s eve, depending on the venue or event  it’s ok to opt for pants on New Year’s eve, be sure to make it dressy.





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Christmas Day




  • Missing our loved ones in Heaven



istock_christmasbg  In Loving memory of my cousin Cecilia Henson



Christmas Eve


Merry Christmas and God Bless you all From Big Bear California.  It’s a snowy Christmas eve in Big Bear today with a foot of snow so far.



How will you spend your Christmas Eve?


  • Worship service at Church


  • Family Dinner


  • Christmas eve cheer for two



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