Want to make New Years Eve exciting for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Grab yourself a bottle of sparkling grape or apple juice and get ready! The New Year is a upon us and what better way to ring it in than with your loved ones, and most notably, the kids? Here are a couple of things you can do with the little ones to keep things interesting.
1. Have a Virtual Noon Years Eve Family and Friends Event – Invite your family over or plan a family zoom meeting or FaceTime. Grab a couple of New Year hats and some party horns and talk about your year’s highs and lows. Plan to do this around noon instead of midnight so everyone can be there no matter their time zone. Also, it’s a great way to get the kids to bed early so you can relax and ring in the New Year with the Adults!
2. Take memorable photos for the family album – Keep that party hat on! Make memories to last a lifetime or if you’re on zoom, take selfies to print and put in your album later. This can become a tradition for years to come and you can create an album with your resolutions or year’s wins.
3. Make a game out of New year’s resolutions – have everyone write three goals for the new year on a small piece of paper. Fold the papers up and put them in the hat or a jar and try to guess who’s resolution is who’s.
4. Board games and hot Cocoa.
Enough said. Fun and tasty! Make it an experience by putting together a hot chocolate bar
5. Make it educational.
What holidays do you celebrate in December? Talk to children about why you celebrate. Also, teach them about the holiday’s others may celebrate. How and when do other countries and cultures celebrate the New Year?
6. Make some hors d’oeuvre.
Who doesn’t love finger food? Have more of a sweet tooth? Try baking New Year cookies together!
Here are 2 fun recipes to try:
5 – 10 minutes before the countdown, try to break it open before the New Year hits.
8. Celebrate – Pop that apple juice and bang some pots and pans. Create your own dance moves to celebrate a new year!
But most importantly, grab your loved ones and make some memories. It doesn’t matter if you plan an itinerary hour by hour or just veg out on the couch. The most important part of New years eve are the people you spend it with! Happy New year!