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A Magical New Year Celebration

Updated on November 17, 2016
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Seafarer Mama/Karen has been writing since she was ten. She is a published author & finds inspiration from a variety of sources & settings.

A party with an unusual ending ~

We were all sitting in a circle of chairs around a wooden table carved from a tree trunk, eating slices of pizza with an array of toppings and sipping home-made mead. Somebody brought gifts that were shiny, gold packages twisted at the ends. When you pulled them apart they exploded, with their contents flying all over the room.

Magical Lights

Frosty the Snowman surrounded by the glow of magical Christmas tree lights
Frosty the Snowman surrounded by the glow of magical Christmas tree lights | Source

Let the games begin!

A pinata in the likeness of a parrot was hung and a Mariachi band began to play. All the guests whacked at it with an oar. A man wearing a white feathered boa, a black eye patch, and a sombrero walked around with a pitcher full of Sangria to pour into empty glasses. Young people wearing boas and headbands with cat or chihuahua ears walked around the room presenting fancy hors d'oeuvres, accompanied by sparkling gold cloth napkins.

After the pirate parrot pinata was shattered and all the party guests descended upon the gold doubloons and chocolate truffles strewn about, the dance music filled the room. Fireworks climbed the walls and ceiling as the happy revelers moved with "the twist," salsa, rhumba, and moonwalk. Someone wearing a white, glow-in-the-dark snowman suit trimmed with sparkly bling of many colors was break-dancing with a broom at the center of a rainbow of refracted lights shooting from floating crystals at the center of the dance floor. Each party guest took turns dancing with him, and then spiraled out in all directions, trailing bursts of light. Out the doors they danced and spun....down the stairs...and onto the moonlit field...turning into meteors that lit up the midnight sky.

© 2012 Karen A Szklany

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    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      2 years ago from New England

      Thank you, aesta1. Glad the sense of fun shone through for you! Hope 2016 brings you you closer to your dearest dreams coming true!

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      Mary Norton 

      2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      That indeed was a magical party. I truly could feel the fun.

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      Thank you for stopping by and reading Jamie. I'm very glad that you enjoyed this story so much. :0)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      I love the scene you create in this, I believe this is my dream New Years Celebration! Jamie

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      I bet you are right on that. :0)

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      They take off again after awhile.

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      I always wondered where meteors land after they fall through the air. :0)

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Oh it was earthly enough. We found them in the cow patties.

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      Yes, I agree...children are the liveliest guests at the party...truly the heart of family gatherings...and it is so much fun to watch their delight with gifts, games, etc. :0)

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      Seems like it was spiked with something "unearthly." :0)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      sounds like you had so much fun.. awesome.. I do love opening presents I love to watch my children and now my grandchildren open their presents love to watch their little faces.

      I voted way up

      Debbie

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Hey! I wasn't invited! It sounds like an art school party. Watch out for the punch, it isn't spiked with alcohol.

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