I have often thought it would be fun to do that again. In fact, Jim and I did have one Church New Year party with friends and family (I think my parents were there) back when M was a baby and D hadn't arrived yet. That was also fun. But since then we have developed new ways to celebrate the New Church Year. Usually the celebration takes the form of a First Sunday of Advent event.
Today we began with Mass, of course, grabbed a donut on the way to the car, and headed home for bacon and eggs. At breakfast we read the second to last chapter of our saint chapter book (Saint Dominic) that we were trying to finish before Advent began. Then we began the decorating.