I am a believer in "vision boards". I first learned about them in art school...It's a creative way to keep your mind on the task at hand. If your re-doing your bedroom...why not print images of things that you like and post them on a piece of paper. That way when shopping you don't waste time looking at things you don't really want. This can be done with your life too. Make a board of all the things you want in life...put it up somewhere where you can see it everyday...maybe a closet door. Every time you open a door you'll be reminded of your goals.
I think this is a good idea for a party...maybe a New Years Eve Party...have everyone over, kids and all...take out your old magazine and get to cutting...cutting images of things that you would like to do or have in the new year...glue them onto a board and take them home...get together one year later just to see how many visions came true. Add drinks, food and music.