If you have little kids, keeping them up until midnight might not be the best idea. They will become little monsters around 10:00. If they make it to 11:00, they will fight with everything and everyone that comes in contact with them. By 11:15 your kids will be crying and you will be begging your husband to take you and your kids home.

Being a parent on New Year's Eve is tough. Kids love the excitement of counting down the last seconds of the year, but keeping them awake until midnight is either impossible or turns them into sleep-deprived terrors the next day.

To avoid sleep-deprived children, is it rude to leave a New Years Eve party early? It does only happen once a year and I am sure my kids and I could take one for the team in order to avoid offending people.