Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Ideas

Mother and son celebrating New Year 2021 at home

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Aren’t you excited already? Not only is it a chance to celebrate the past year, but it’s also an opportunity to look forward to the year ahead and all the fun you’re going to have. But if you’re celebrating with kids, you might not precisely know what to do. If you’re looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at these kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration ideas, and see which ones your family might like to do. One thing is for sure; you’re going to create NYE memories to last a lifetime.

Celebrate Early

If you have little kids, you may not want them to stay all the way up until midnight. After all, that’s pretty late, and it may throw their sleep schedule off too much. Don’t worry about letting them stay up so late. Instead, you can do a celebration earlier in the evening, around 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Of course, you can let them stay up later than usual, but it’s still a good idea to put them down at a somewhat “normal” time.

Do a Balloon Drop

You know when a candidate wins an election, and a ton of balloons drop from the ceiling? It’s fun to watch, but it’s even more fun to be a part of it. Luckily, you can do this in your house. When the clock strikes midnight, release the balloons and watch as your kids celebrate the new year. While this might be a bit messy and time-consuming, it does make for a pretty incredible celebration.

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Set Up an Ice Cream Bar

Part of the fun of New Year’s Eve is staying up late. And while you may not give your child a ton of sugar right before going to bed on a normal night, NYE is a bit different. That’s why it could be a lot of fun to set up an ice cream bar. You’ll include your kids’ favorite types of ice cream, but make sure to include plenty of toppings too. From sprinkles to whipped cream to marshmallows to chocolate sauce, let them dress their ice cream up. You can tell yourself it’s just for your kids, but we all know you are going to be just as excited about this part of the night as the kids are.

By implementing these ideas, you are sure to have an incredible New Year’s Eve with your children!