What Are You Doing On New Year’s Eve?
To be honest I’ve always hated N.Y.E. When you’re young you ‘have to’ go out but everywhere is twice as expensive, you can’t travel far as transport is twice as expensive and you’re normally too pissed on over-priced cocktails to make it to midnight anyway.
Then when you have kids you ‘have to’ stay in, nobody wants to babysit for you and anyway, your children haven’t mastered the delicate art of laying in in the morning, so you’re normally too tired to make it to midnight.
It all feels too much like hard work for me, with little reward.
So, has Dan Flanagan found the solution to this age-old problem, with the quite brilliantly name ‘Tot Rockin Beats’ event? A big N.Y.E party in the afternoon (4pm – 7pm) that everyone can come to; you, the kids, the babysitter, the next-door-neighbour, the dog and your Gran (*maybe don’t quote me on the dog thing?).
This isn’t the first instalment of this brave adventure, I have been invited to two others in 2016 but unfortunately couldn’t make it to either. You know that feeling when you couldn’t make it to the party and then everyone’s talking about it the next day? Yeah, that.
So I now have my Tot Rockin Beats tickets for N.Y.E and based on the huge success of the last two, I feel like the 16-year-old who finally has a ticket to the party of the year. I should say ‘whoop’ or something like that shouldn’t I? Oh and furiously boast about it on Facebook and SnapChat (though, at 37, I don’t have any idea what that actually is?)
So what does my first N.Y.E out in 7 years have in store for me?
- At the Worthing Assembly Hall, with 1000 other people – #1in1000
- Dancing to classic 80’s & 90’s tunes played by real DJ’s (Yes!).
- Karaoke with Dave Benson Philips. (Legend!).
- Soft Play. (Apparently it’s not sweaty or smelly, hurray!).
- Authentic Sicilian food, ice cream, face painting, art and Jive dancing.
- Welcoming in the New Year at 6pm (no painstaking ordeal to stay awake until Midnight).
- And a bar……praise the Lord….there is a bar people.
Something for everyone, no?
We’ll be home by 8pm and the kids will be knackered – everyone wins.
I’m most looking forward to dancing ‘like no one’s watching’ with my daughter and getting away with being very silly under the guise of being an ‘active’ parent.
I’m taking my husband & our two children, my sister, my niece and nephew. We are all really excited about going ‘Out-out’ on N.Y.E for the first time in years! And then when I fall asleep at 11.56pm I won’t feel so bad about not welcoming in 2017, as I’ll already have done it, in style, surrounded by (nearly) everyone I love the most in the world.
Come and join us – Tot Rockin Beats N.Y.E >
Tickets are £15 for adults, £10 for children, £5.00 for OAP’s with under 3’s free of charge and available from the box office on 01903 206 206 or from Worthingtheatres.co.uk