Personally, I prefer to do my New Year's partying pretty close to home. There are a lot of people on the road who probably shouldn't be. So that's what we did this year - entertained at home. We got a couple of photos while the party was at its peak. Here's one of them:
One of the keys to a great party is to have a variety of guests who have different interests and viewpoints. Ours, as you can see, spanned the generations with attendees from both the 20th and 21st centuries. We were also a multi-species party, which, of course, added to the fun. It sort of ceased being fun for one of the guests when some fireworks were set off nearby in the neighborhood. She spent the rest of the evening under the bed. The rest were undaunted, however, and partied on into the wee hours, as you can see by the clock on the wall.
After a party this intense, the guests found themselves a bit too tired to drive home, so they spent the night, and actually hung out a good part of New Year's Day as well. We rang in 2009 and got it off to a good start.