20 Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve with Kids
New Year’s Eve used to be a time to let go and have a good time. Then W was born and now I’m lucky to make it to midnight. It’s less about the party these days. It’s more about having a good time with kids. Since W is a night owl, he will definitely be making it fairly close to midnight. So I went on the hunt for ways to celebrate New Years Eve with kids!
You can always celebrate at noon or in a different time zone. But once you’ve figured out the timing of your celebrations, you’ll need some fun things to do/make with the kids!
I’m looking forward to enjoying quite a few of these this year!
- New Year’s Eve Egg Drop – This is a great craft project that adds to the celebration later!
- Ribbon Spool Noisemakers
- Bubble Wrap Noisemaker
- Crayon Scratch Fireworks
- Countdown Bags
- Toilet Paper Party Poppers – I have a cabinet full of toilet paper rolls that I think are going to get some use!
- New Year’s Countdown Confetti Favors
- DIY Party Hats
- New Year’s Wishing Tree
- New Years Firework Craft
- DIY Glitter Votives
- New Year’s Eve Sensory Bin
- Printable Party Hats
- Pomegranate Lime Bubbly Drink (non-alcoholic)
- Edible Party “Horns”
- Clock Cookies
- Fireworks Cookies
- New Year’s Eve Bath Activities
- New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids
- Family Time Capsule Questions
I love this! We will be home with the kids this year rather than doing our annual “game night in” with friends. Maybe we’ll pull up some of these ideas for the kids and see how long they make it! :)
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I really love your family time capsule idea!!!!
Groovy Mamma says
These are great ideas! I think I would like to try the Pomegranate Lime Bubbly drink. Yummy!
amber whitehead says
A great list of ideas. I’m thinking movies but may alternate movies and games with lots of snacking in between!
Erinn S says
I am hopping to all these! How great to make your own Party Hats!
Great list! I am sure we will be home safe and warm with all the kids. Thanks for so many great ideas.
JDaniel4's Mom says
What a wonderful list of crafts, activities and snacks. Thank you so much for including my sensory bin!
Great list! We made party hats and fortune cookies. Now if I can just stay awake to see the ball drop!
Jacquie F. says
Thanks so much for including us in this great list of resources — my daughter is excited to try a few tomorrow! Happy New Year!
Tiffany Revels-Cruz says
Such great ideas. I’ll be sure to reference this post next year. W is so cute! I just want to squeeze him.
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This is absolutely nice to have such a list. Would love to had one last year too.