Eat lucky foods: Why not serve up dishes thought to bring good fortune? Try cornbread for gold, pomegranate for prosperity, and noodles for longevity.
Make predictions: Write everyone’s best guesses for the future (“Sophia stars in the play this spring”). Pack them up with the decorations to giggle over next year.
Remember big moments: Tape a long sheet of paper to a wall, mark off months, and jot down your family’s major milestones this past year.
Throw a (small) bash: Invite your child’s best buddy (or three). Stave off snoozing with a mini dance party or a DIY activity every hour on the hour.
Switch time zones: Not sure you all will last? Join the countdown in another city—say, London—and celebrate when the clock strikes 12 over there.