20 New Year's Traditions To Start in Your Family

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Once Christmas is over, it seems like so is all the fun! But, New Year's Eve is actually a favourite holiday of mine to spend time with my kids. There are so many great ways that you can make the holiday fun for even the littlest guests. For older kids, I've got some great ideas for you to share in the fun with them all the way until midnight. Also, check out my guide, New Year's Eve Party Supplies for some great things you can get for the big night, right here on eBay!
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  • Interview your kids and ask about their favourite things. Record it too!
  • Have a film marathon
  • Camp in your own living room as a family. Put up a tent!
  • Play board games.
  • Have a gift or bag to open every hour until midnight. Instead of a toy inside, try putting a fun question everyone has to answer.
  • Watch home videos from the year. A great way to remember all the fun stuff you did!
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  • Pop a balloon every hour. In every balloon have a silly activity that everyone has to do together.
  • Make New Year's Resolutions together and share them!
  • Have a dance party.
  • Do a photo booth! Great way to remember how your kids change every year.
  • Let your kids invite their friends over to make treats together.
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  • Have everyone write a letter to themselves about what you hope to happen this year. Open it on new year's eve next year.
  • Dress up in fancy clothes, or have masquerade masks just for fun.
  • Do a family time capsule to open the next year.
  • Make fancy non-alcoholic drinks for the kids in special glasses.
  • Have an iron chef contest
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  • Do a craft. Make your own ball to drop, party hats or noise makers!
  • Watch the ball drop in another time zone.
  • Count your blessings! Make a list of things that happened that year that were blessings in your lives. Put them in an album to look back on.
  • Eat some black-eyed peas. They bring good luck!
  • Talk about new year's traditions from around the world, or from your own ancestors.
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