While most New Year’s Eve parties are for adults, there is no reason why you can’t have a kid-friendly party or a fun family night. There are many different ways to ring in the New Year with your little ones.
Since a lot of parents are searching for babysitters on New Years Eve having a slumber party for your children can be a great idea. Let parents know that instead of hiring a babysitter they can bring party supplies or their favorite party food. Ask guest to bring their favorite board game this will help fill the time before midnight.
Children and adults of all ages will enjoy a dress up party. Choosing a theme for your party and having guest dress for that theme can be a lot of fun. You could chose from different time periods then play movies, music and serve food from that time. You could also chose a movie from the past year and have guest dress up as someone from the movie then play the movie and soundtrack at the party.
There are many different kid friendly drinks you can serve at your party. The most popular is sparkling apple cider. You can also purchase plastic champagne glasses for the children to drink from. Another kid favorite is sherbet punch. Simply fill a punch bowl with a container of sherbet and add 7-up or ginger ale.
There are many different choices for party favors that children will enjoy. Tiaras, noisemakers and streamers are always a good idea. Another great idea is to make small time capsules for the year. To make these this take small coffee cans and jars and decorate the outside making sure to place the year somewhere on the front. Then fill the time capsule with different items popular during the year. This can include anything from candy to candles.
When choosing food for your party remember this can also be turned into an activity for children. Buy plain cupcakes and allow the children to decorate them however they like. Buy edible numbers so that they may decorate their cupcakes with the year.
Be sure to plan different activates for the children to do during the party. Children may enjoying making and decorating their own New Years hat. Another great idea is to have karaoke you can chose some of the most popular songs of the year for them sing.
New Years Eve doesn’t always have to be about drinking. There are many different things you can do to have a wonder time ring in the New Year with the whole family and all your friends.