If black-eyed peas are not your thing, you could start the tradition of eating twelve grapes in the first twelve seconds after midnight, a common New Year's Eve practice in the Spanish culture. The superstition is that if the twelve grapes are not eaten, a person could face extreme bad fortune in the coming year. The grapes, if eaten, symbolize luck for each of the twelve upcoming months in the new year. Eating that many grapes in such a short time can be a challenge, which makes the tradition even more fun. I am sure there will be many laughs in those twelve seconds participating and watching your family and friends try to ingest the grapes so quickly.