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How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party for the Kids

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How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party for the Kids
Some fabulous crafts, recipes and activities that you can do to throw a New Year’s Eve party for your kids.


Loving these ideas for throwing a New Years Eve party for the kids!

How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party for Your Kids

New Year’s Eve parties are usually a grown ups only affair, which is just fine until you have kids and have to pay an extortionate amount for a baby sitter. And besides, why should the younger ones miss out on welcoming in the New Year?

This year why not turn the tables and throw a family friendly New Year’s Eve party for your children and their friends. The secret is that instead of counting down to midnight, you count down to noon!

Step 1 | Decorate for the Party

The week between Christmas and New Year can be a bit dull, so get the kids involved with making decorations for the party.

Paper Cup Hats

LOVING these paper cup hats - PERFECT for a New Year

These paper cup party hats are so sparkly, they’re perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.

Medieval Goblets

These Medieval Goblets will be perfect for our kid
Even the youngest toddler will be able to get involved turning some plastic cups into goblets for the children to drink from.

DIY Disco Ball

This glittering disco ball is also a pinata! Perfect for a New Year
No party is complete without a glittering disco ball, and the fabulous thing about this one is it’s actually a piñata!

Japanese Lanterns

These Japanese paper lanterns are a perfect kids craft!

And for some cutting practice the children could make some beautiful Japanese Lanterns to hang in the party room.

Make Your Own Music Shakers

These musical shakers look FABULOUS - what a great way to welcome in the New Year!

And finally work together to make some shakers and maracas so that party guests can welcome the New Year in with lots of noise.

Step 2 | Make some Party Food

You can’t have a party without party food right? So how about making some of these kid-friendly recipes that will make them feel all grown up!

Cupcake Fondue

LOVE this! A cupcake fondue that

Grown ups seem to enjoy fondue on New Year’s Eve and the little ones can enjoy a cupcake version which is safe for them because the dip isn’t hot.

Mocktails for Kids

These mocktail recipes are perfect for a kid's New Year's Eve party!

And of course they’ll want a kid friendly cocktail to sip too. Most mocktails are full of sugar so try these coloured ice cubes instead, for a rainbow drink made from water.

Step 3 | Have Fun at the Party

And here are some neat New Year’s Eve party activities for the kids to have fun with during the party itself!

New Year Printables

So many FABULOUS New Year printables here!

These New Year themed printable games include pin the arms on the New Year clock and I spy!

Make a Time Capsule

What a BRILLIANT idea! Make a time capsule with the kids on New Year

Ask all of the children at the party to fill in a questionnaire and then make a time capsule to open at an agreed date in the future.

New Year’s Crafts

LOVE this sparkly wand - the perfect New Year

Have a craft session and make some fireworks pictures or a wishing wand.

Sparkly New Year Playdough

This GLITTERY playdough is a great idea for a New Year

The toddlers at the party will enjoy playing with sparkly play dough, just make sure there’s an adult supervising at all times.

And when the clock strikes 12…

SUPER COOL! How to make your own Fortune Cookies!

Let the kids enjoy a balloon drop and open a fortune cookie to see what the new year will bring for them.

Have fun welcoming in the New Year!

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Colleen Kessler

Monday 29th of December 2014

Love these, Clare! I especially love the colored ice cubes in water...what a fun and colorful treat for the kids.

Colleen Kessler

Monday 29th of December 2014

Love these, Clare! I especially love the colored ice cubes in water...what a fun and colorful treat for the kids.

Dianna Kennedy

Monday 29th of December 2014

Darn it! I didn't think it was a big deal to be working and on call for NYE, but I'm going to miss out on all these fun ideas! Maybe I'll sweet talk Brett into doing some of these with the kids and their cousins!

Dianna Kennedy

Monday 29th of December 2014

Darn it! I didn't think it was a big deal to be working and on call for NYE, but I'm going to miss out on all these fun ideas! Maybe I'll sweet talk Brett into doing some of these with the kids and their cousins!

Marie Mack

Sunday 28th of December 2014

I love the idea of a time capsule! I think my kids are really going to be excited about these ideas this year.

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