10 Tips for Hosting a Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

Like if this guide is helpful

Written by:  simplystacienet
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

New Year’s Eve isn’t only an occasion for adults. It’s for kids too! Back in my day, we had some epic New Year's Eve parties. Thinking of planning one this year? Keep reading. I've got 10 tips for hosting a kid friendly New Year's Eve party! 

1. Pick an appropriate time

You'll want to consider the age of the kids you'll be inviting to the party. The younger they are, the earlier in the day you should host it. Little ones may not make it till midnight so plan one earlier in the day so they can still enjoy it without being cranky or falling asleep. With the older kids, make an exception and let it go late. It's not every day that we celebrate a new year. 
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

2. Plan kid friendly games

Bring reinforcements! You'll want to keep the kids busy.  Board games and dance offs are two fun ideas. If you own a  karaoke machine, now is the perfect time to dust it off so kids can show off their talent. Prepare for lots of laughs!

3. Embrace the noise

One thing you can count on with a New Year's Eve party is that it will be noisy! At our parties, we used to ring in the new year by banging  pots & pans. It was a family tradition that we still continue on. Grab a bunch from the kitchen and  you have your own homemade noisemakers!

4. Space for kids to unwind

On the flip side, it's easy for kids to get overwhelmed with so much excitement around them. Designate a space in your home for kids to unwind and chill. Have movies,  blankets and pillows for them to relax and rest during the party. 

5. Do something different

The key to planning a memorable New Year's Eve party is to do something outside the norm. One idea I love is to create a  photo booth. Throw together a few props like wigs, hats and glasses and grab the camera. I love the  Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 because the kids can take home the photos after the party.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

6. Serve fun, non-alcoholic drinks

Let the kids have a toast at "midnight" with a fun, non-alcoholic beverage. Serve a variety of options like water, juice and fizzy drinks but also some more creative drinks. This  guide has a ton of ideas including one for Mock Champagne! 

7. Plan a Celebration

Set the countdown for 'midnight' whether it's real or not and have your own celebration. They'll talk about this for weeks to come!
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

8. Set the scene with decorations

Kids love a fun party environment. Go crazy with the decorations, the more the merrier! Use balloons, streamers, banners, hats and more. I've rounded up 20  New Year's Eve Party Ideas in my collection.
Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos

9. Serve finger foods

When you’re throwing a party for kids, think fun finger foods. Kids are always on the go so they need something they can eat quickly. Add a variety of healthy options as well as a few sweets.

10. Remove breakables

Kids will be kids especially at parties!  Put away all of the glass and anything expensive so nothing gets broken. This way you can also relax without worrying about your belongings. 
Hosting a party for the kids this New Year’s Eve can be magical and exciting for them. Try some of these tips to make it a memorable occasion for everyone, you included!  

Do you have any other tips for planning a New Year's Eve party for kids? 

Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

Check out my other guides!



Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos

Written by:  simplystacienet
simplystacienet simplystacienet
Have something to share, create your own guide... Write a guide
Explore more guides