Another year has come to an end and this is the time when families come together to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. And what better way to welcome the New Year than with a smashing New Yearís party?
Here are some fun ideas on how you can celebrate this New Year with your loved ones.
1. Mock Countdown
The biggest challenge when planning a New Yearís party with kids, is that even with carefully planned afternoon naps, they often canít stay awake till midnight. So, have a mock count down just for them! Adjust the clocks in your house and watch a pre-recorded video of the ball dropping on YouTube. Get party poppers, balloons and lots of confetti and basically go crazy bringing in the New Year with your dear little ones!
2. Slumber Party
If you have neighbors and friends with kids, plan a slumber party for all the children with a ton of fun things like hot cocoa and marshmallows, a short movie, a pillow fight, a baking session, some games and finally end with the countdown to usher in the new year.
3. Photo booth
Another fantastic idea for your party is a photo booth. Involve your children in some prop-making for a few days leading up to New Yearís Eve. Set up a photo booth with a fun backdrop and go crazy with funny photos during your party.
Who doesnít enjoy good olí karaoke? Get your hands on a karaoke machine or simply download a couple of karaoke apps on to your phone to prepare for this event. Split up into teams and let them sing their hearts out to welcome the New Year!
5. Alcohol-Free Bubbly
With adults drinking champagne in fancy glasses, why leave out the little ones? Buy some non-alcoholic, flavored sparkling water and serve the little ones as well. Take this opportunity to toast the end of 2016 and celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
6. Resolutions and Memoriess
Make up a game where everyone gets to have a turn to talk about one memory from 2016 and make one resolution for 2017. Note down these on little cards and keep them safely tucked away to review at the end of the year to see if the resolutions were met!
7. Time Capsule
A lovely activity to do with your family after dinner is to sit down together with photographs and items that signify important events in 2016. Take turns talking about each item selected and put it into a shoebox labeled ďBest of 2016.Ē You could even make this a new family tradition and do it every year.
All of the above mentioned ideas can be used in combination with each other to create an incredibly amazing night of memories and fun. If you have some time to plan it, try to include everything on the list to throw your kids a New Yearís party they will never forget! If you would like to take a look at some of our products for kids this holiday season, donít forget to check out our great offers and sales.