Before Kids: Planning
You talk to pretty much every one you know and compare your party options.
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After Kids: Planning
You're still recovering from Christmas when you realize it's New Year's Eve.
Before Kids: Anticipation
You can't wait to rip it up at at that hot club across town with thousands of strangers until three or four in the morning!
After Kids: Anticipation
No one is willing to babysit on New Years (especially not when you call them the day before), but you got another couple with kids to agree to come over for dinner and fake the countdown at nine pm, so you're psyched.