Spain last year and missed it. I was mostly curious to see how this would be different from our beginning of the year parties. It wasn't so different. There was plenty of champagne and everyone stood up every so often to give a toast, but the main difference was the abundance of Russian salads.
We were visited by Santa, and we also played some games, which I didn't quite understand because they were all spoken in Russian. I was also in charge of explaining a game which one of the teachers was excited about because I was the first foreigner to bring a game to the party. I ate caviar for the first time, and may or may not have eaten an entire gigantic piece of сельдь под шубой (or herring under a fur coat) because it's one of my favorite Russian dishes. I really need to learn how to make it.
It was a good party, and I left before the karaoke because I had a private lesson. I hope one day I can experience an actual Russian New Years. That's something I'm adding to my bucket list.