Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Knotts Berry Farm
I can’t remember a lot of New Years Eve celebrations from when I was younger, but I do remember every single one I spent at Knotts Berry Farm when I was a teenager. During that transitional period of childhood to adulthood I would ring in the New Year with friends where we engorged on funnel cake and rode roller coasters that almost made said funnel cake come up.
Obviously, a lot has changed with me… I mean, now it takes me only a couple roller coasters to make me pukey. It’s so worth it.
Basically, it was a perfect time for a group or thrill seeker teens who just wanted to have fun. My friends and I had a great time running amok at Knotts Berry Farm. It was safe, fun and we felt so free.
It was all the awesomeness of Knotts Berry Farm that we loved but we could be crazy until 1am, with live entertainment, dancing and it was like a big party.
We weren’t old enough for REAL parties so this was a better time. I think my Dad knew we would get in less trouble there than anywhere else. When I think about my kids now, especially our teen and tweens, I know I where I would rather have them.
I’m a mother with five kids (ages six months to fifteen) and our kids have very different interests and personalities. I also happen to be like a big kid. Right now many of our family memories are made in amusement parks because it’s a great balance of funsies for everyone. After such a crazy year I can’t think of a more perfect place than Knotts Berry Farm to ring in the new year. I love seeing the park through the eyes of my kids and it’s like reliving my childhood again. I’m especially cherishing these times where all the kids want to be with us before they become teens who are too cool for family.
I hope they never get too cool for me, because I’m pretty freaking awesome. 😉 Really though… I want these memories for my kids to be as rad as they were for me.
About Leila DontSpeakWhinese
Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of five awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.