Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids at Home
I know there are many events happening in different towns and cities but some people would rather stay home on New Year’s Eve. If this sounds like your family, then we’re here to help spice up the night. We’re giving you 5 ways to celebrate New Years Eve at home with the kids. Don’t worry, they are super easy and you don’t have to really buy anything to make the night a success. All you need is about 20-30 minutes to put everything together and voila, the kids are singing your praises! Let the Count Down Begin!!
Okay, this is my favorite activity of them all (I can be bias). What kid doesn’t want balloons falling from the ceiling? We did this last year and it’s a memory that my kids won’t ever forget.
Here’s what you do: 1.) Gather 3-4 trash bags, 1-2 packages of balloons, string/ribbon (or something you can use as a pulley) and tape. 2.) Blow up the balloons (small to medium size). 3.) Cut the trash bags in half (to look like a sheet) and tape them together. 4.) Tape the bags to the ceiling but leave an opening so you can fill it up with the balloons. 5.) Attach one long string across the tape, leaving some out, long enough to pull. 5.) Put the balloons inside and tape the bag to ceiling. 7.) When you’re ready, pull the string and the balloons should fall!
Toast with sparkling cider (or Juice/Milk)
At midnight, pour a round of sparkling cider into plastic champagne glasses. Take it a bit further and have the kids to decorate the glasses with markers or glitter before the festivities. When it’s time, toast in the new year and reflect on all your blessings from the last year. Then turn up the music, give everyone noisemakers and, if you don’t mind the mess, allow your kids to throw confetti. (Sheknows)
Re-set the clock
Don’t try to make the kiddos stay up until 12, instead, set your clock forward a couple of hours so that they can still celebrate at mock midnight — they don’t have to know it’s early. (Sheknows)
Set up a camp-in
Go all out with tents (or build a fort), cozy pajamas, and sleeping bags. Get in the kitchen and make fun treats and drinks like hot cocoa, s’mores, and ants on a log. When the clock strikes 12, toast with hot cocoa!
Netflix New Year’s Eve Countdown
Tune into Netflix with 14 New Year’s Eve countdowns (includes tween content) featuring Motown Magic, Prince of Peoria, Beat Bugs, Skylanders Academy and Boss Baby to name a few.
Happy New Year!!
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