New Year’s Eve always kind of sneaks up on me. It’s right after Christmas, and it feels like one of those holidays where everyone else is out wearing sparkly dresses and drinking champagne and going to balls (do people go to balls anymore? I feel like they do on New Year’s Eve. Without me.) and I’m home in my jammies, trying to stay awake until midnight.
It is a fun night to celebrate with kids, though. And here is the best tip I can give you for a Happy 2015 — you don’t have to let your kids stay up until midnight. Pick a time zone that lets everyone go to bed slightly late but not that late. I promise — if you have young kids, you’ll thank me in the morning. And if you’re like me, you’ll be in bed by 9pm yourself. We’re crazy party animals like that.
Here are a few fun ways to welcome the New Year — celebrate just with your family, or have the kids invite some friends and celebrate with them as well!
-Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party Ideas by Peace but Not Quiet
-Making Family Time Capsules by Kelli Crowe
-New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids by K C Edventures (activities for the entire day, to countdown to New Year’s Eve)
–Making Calennig by Kids Chaos (Calennig is a traditional Welsh treat to give to friends and neighbors for luck)
-New Year’s Eve Chocolate Fondue by Peace but Not Quiet
-Plan a Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party by Kids’ Activities Blog
-Make a New Year’s Eve Ball by JMan and Miller Bug
–New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags by The Happy Home Fairy
-What Will Next Year Bring? by Let’s Play Kids’ Music (a fun, musical game!)
-New Year’s Wishing Wall the Official Times Square site (you can submit wishes for the New Year online, and they will be turned into the actual confetti released in Times Square at midnight)
-New Year’s Resolutions Printable by Superheroes and Teacups
-New Year’s Resolutions for Kids by Moms Have Questions Too
–New Year’s Activities Printables for Kids by The Educator’s Spin On It
-Printable New Year’s Hats and Party Favors by The 36th Avenue
-New Year’s Eve Printable Subway Art by A Night Owl Blog
What are you doing to celebrate?
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