New Year’s Eve With Kids

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and if you are anything like us over here, then ringing in the New Year with the kiddos doesn’t sound too bad this year. Our founder, Lizzy, recently had her baby boy and is excited to spend some much needed time with the fam bam celebrating the beginning of 2018. But if you are staying at home, then activities are a must with the kids around. Check out Lizzy’s recent appearance on KTLA chatting about New Year’s Eve with Kids and sharing a ton of fun tips on activities, food and crafts!

Treats:

Fun treats like our New Year’s Eve inspired Ball Drop Cake Pops are a must! With Foodstirs, they are easy to make and fun for the kids to participate. Find the recipe here.

Hot Chocolate Bar:

A yummy way for everyone to enjoy something special. Make a hot chocolate bar with a ton of toppings like white chocolate chips, coconut, chocolate sticks and marshmallows for an interactive treat.

Tip: put hot water in thermals at the bar to make it easy for everyone to simply pour and enjoy.

Photo Booth:

Find easy and fun props at the dollar store or any craft store. On a time crunch, find fun pieces around the house. Old hats, colorful scarves and sunglasses make for great photo accessories too.

Tip: use a fun wall in the house or decorate a wall with signs and artwork for a fun backdrop.

Time Capsule:

Simple but so rewarding. Take a few minutes to write out any major things from 2017 and any resolutions for 2018. Place them in the box and bring the back out next year. This is a fun way to reflect and see how far you’ve come.

Tip: Include the kids on this activity. Add their artwork or hand prints and see how it changes in a year.

New Year’s Eve Bingo:

Print out bingo sheets online or design your own for a festive way to get kids involved with the Ball Drop celebrations. Watch tv and mark off what you see on your bingo card (fireworks, balloons, 2018, etc). The first person to fill a row wins.

Piñata:

Ring in New Year’s with a piñata. Fill it with candy, blowers, balloons, and fun things for kids and adults to enjoy when the clock strikes midnight.

Tip: maybe save most of the candy for the next day since kiddos will be exhausted from staying up.

Super Tip: for the young kiddos who will never make it to midnight, try the Word Party or Beat Bugs NYE countdown on Netflix for an early celebration.

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