Creative ways to celebrate New Year's eve with kids
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! We don’t know about you, but we are certainly excited for 2022 to begin, and to make lots of new memories with our loved ones. When you’ve got little children, it can be difficult to celebrate this late-night holiday, but there are tons of creative New Year’s activities for kids that will get them involved!
Create a bucket list
Sit down and write a family bucket list of all the things you want to accomplish in the new year! Get creative by adding decorations like photos, drawings, or fun stickers. Be sure to let your little ones help out so you can all be excited about the new things to come all year long! Then, hang it somewhere they can see it, and check off the items as you complete them.
Host a favorites night
Is there anything better than having all of your favorite things in one night? Gather up everyone’s favorite foods, movies, books, etc. and spend the night doing the things you love! Whether it’s a movie marathon, snack tasting or Liki Trike race in the living room, make sure the whole family is involved in choosing the activities!
Have a dance party
There’s no better way to ring in the new year than with a dance party! Make sure to move the furniture out of the way, then make a playlist of your family’s favorite songs, dim the lights, and get grooving! Bonus points if you wear some comfy pajamas. You can even take it up a notch with glow sticks or balloons!
Even if you’re staying in, you can still dress for a night on the town! Dress up in your fanciest clothes, and have fun! You can even make a fun backdrop and take some photos, or whip up a fancy meal and eat dinner complete with candles and other decor.
It’s time to get out every blanket, pillow and sleeping bag that you can find in the house to cover the living room floor. Cue up a family favorite movie and an abundance of snacks, and break out the board games. Camping out in the living room together can be a lot of fun and super cozy! See who's still awake at midnight!
Do a countdown
In the hours leading up to midnight, try throwing your own fun countdown! This could mean popping one balloon, popping confetti, opening a fun treat bag, or anything else you can come up with! This will build the anticipation leading up to the start of the new year.
Whether you’re heading out or staying home, don’t forget to toast with some sparkling cider, fun mocktails, or root beer floats. Think of New Year’s as a night to reflect on the year you’ve had together, and look forward to more memories with your family!
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