When you have little ones celebrating New Year’s Eve is usually an afterthought after Christmas or unless someone to ask you — What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Don’t worry about waiting to the last minute to throw a party because you’ve been focused on Christmas or getting a babysitter and staying up until midnight when you are already sleep deprived! We get it! The beauty of having kids is the chance to do fun things that create memories for your family. There are some great ideas to have a kid-friendly New Year Eve’s and here’s our list:
This is a twist on the celebrating at midnight. I love this ideas of counting down unti noon because you really get a chance to celebrate a new year without worrying coming home after midnight or driving late at night. Also, this ideas curb the question – is is midnight yet? Or combat dealing with delirious tired kids.
One Thing by Jillee has great DIY tutorial countdown tutorial.
Pop one each hour, on the hour, until 12! Fun idea right?
Kids Friendly Games
I love Dating Divas Countdown game bags. This fun-filled New Years Eve Countdown Bags have everything you need to countdown to the New Year! The great thing about these adorable New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags is that they can be used with family and kids or a group of friends with kids party and it’s complete done for you! How much easy can it be than that?
Another idea I love is from Hungry Happenings and it involves food it you can’t guess. How does a New Year’s countdown cake sound?
Do you need an excuse to eat every hour? And who doesn’t love cake? I think this is the best New Year’s Eve food idea. Check out the recipe and tutorial.
Other ideas we love? Pampered party, in-home scavenger hunt, or make a New Year’s Eve capsule with your family.
We hope that we gave any good ideas and hope you celebrate New Year’s eve safely with your family. Happy New Year!
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Wife and mother of twins. Founder of Pride & Joy Baby Planners and The Expecting Mamas Network.