With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about some New Year traditions you can create with the family. Celebrating the New Year with your kids can be an awesome experience, and today I am sharing a few ideas with you so that you can have a wonderful family friendly New Year Celebration.
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If you have younger children, you may want them to be in bed before midnight. Consider setting up a mock New Year’s Eve party for the younger kids. Host this from 7 pm – 8 pm instead of later at night. Include snacks, movies, and maybe watch last year’s ball drop on the Internet versus staying up until midnight to see this year’s ball drop. No need to stay up all night to ring in the New Year!
Many adults like to go out on New Year’s Eve without the kids. If you are hosting a family-friendly event consider babysitting your friend’s kids. Have a family-friendly New Year’s Eve slumber party complete with snacks, pizza, and other kid-fun food ideas. Have a kid-friendly environment setup with board games, music and other fun entertainment options for the kids.
Make a Piñata
Whether you are celebrating with older or younger kids, making your own New Year’s Eve ball piñata is sure to be loads of entertainment. Have fun creating this piñata with the kids and put it up to smash at midnight, or earlier if celebrating with younger kids. This could be the beginning of a new tradition with your family where you all smash a New Year’s Eve ball a piñata at midnight. Give it a try, it's sure to be a hit! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)
Board Game Marathon
Get rid of the electronics and dust off the old board games. Gather the whole family around to have a board game marathon complete with appetizers and kid-friendly drink options. This is the perfect way to bond as a family while ringing in a New Year together. Set up teams, battle it out one-on-one, or do a combination. You have all night, so have fun!
There are many family-friendly ideas to celebrate the New Year. Consider the ages of your kids, how late you are willing to let them stay up, make sure to get input from all of the family. Work together and find ways to create a new tradition that the family can enjoy year after year. I hope these ideas get your creative juices flowing so that you are able to enjoy this year’s family friendly New Year celebration!