Celebrate the New Year with Disney’s BRAVE & a Traditional Hogmanay Party

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As a parent who almost always has their kids with them on New Years, I’m always looking for a unique way to ring in the new year with them.  If you are too, consider bringing the Scottish Highlands to your home and celebrate a traditional Hogmanay with Disney Pixar’s movie BRAVE.

Cleaning up around the house, hanging good luck charms in doorways and singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ are just a few ways that Scots encourage good luck to come through their door on the last night of the year.

Download Celebrate Hogmanay In Your Home I’ll be honest, I had never heard the term Hogmanay until now and didn’t even realize that the traditional song sung at midnight was actually from a Scots poem by Robert Burns written in 1788. You’ll find all the words to this song (which I’ve never really known) and party ideas just by clicking the image above.

Read more about different traditions in Wikipedia. For example:

In Glasgow and the central areas of Scotland, the tradition is to hold Hogmanay parties involving singing, dancing, the eating of steak pie or stew, storytelling and drink; these usually extend into the daylight hours of 1 January.

Brave Disney Party Collage 1

If you haven’t yet seen the movie, I can tell you that it is a heartwarming tale that is all about  family, especially the relationship between a mother and daughter, which is perfect for a family party. It also has plenty of laughs!


Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. The Film is rated PG.

So if you are looking to mix it up this year with your kids, host your own BRAVE Hogmanay party!


Look for BRAVE at retailers nationwide and online at our affiliate Amazon!



Disclosure: I received a copy of this movie however all thoughts remain my own.


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  1. Julie Wood says

    I am going to rent this movie over the Holiday! I think that this is such a good family movie to watch. I am interested in Celebrating Hogmanay and seeing what it is all about! I bet my son would be interested to know!

  2. says

    I got Brave as a Christmas present, and I’ll be watching it soon :) I saw it with my nieces but I’d love to see what i missed on those many trips to the bathroom that they took :) Love this movie!

  3. Tami Vollenweider says

    i haven’t seen the movie yet,but it sounds great. I love the tradition,with getting the whole family involved

  4. Jan T. says

    This movie is spunky, beautiful to watch, and with a good message. Can’t wait to show it to my grandchild!

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