New Year's Eve is an amazing time of year and having kids shouldn't put a damper on your celebration. If you're planning on celebrating from home this year, there are plenty of fun ways to keep the little ones in your life entertained while you celebrate. After all, kids are a little easier to please with a few simple, yet fun plans. Ditch the movie and get them involved in the fun (all before 8pm) with these entertaining ideas:
Most kids won't be able to stay awake until the clock strikes midnight on TV, so get them in on the fun by creating a " ball drop," using balloons and a drop bag. You can find drop bags in a variety of sizes, some with a capacity of 150 balloons. Your kids will be talking about this for days afterwards!
Sparkling Cider Toast
No matter if your kids are staying up until the official toast, or you celebrate earlier in the day, including them in the toast can be a lot of fun! With that said plastic champagne flutes are a must! The bubbles of the sparkling cider will add just the right touch to help make the kids feel included.
The options are endless when it comes to crafts you can do on New Year's Eve. Let the kids make a count down clock to help bring in the New Year. Supplies can include paper plates, pipe cleaners and stickers. This craft can be basic or go the extra mile and add paint and glitter. Another bonus to the count down clock is it will allow you to determine the time your kiddos celebrate midnight. Set a time that works good for your party and let the celebration begin!
- Even if you aren't planning on letting your kids stay up until midnight, glow sticks can still be a big hit. They can be used as-is for bracelets and necklaces or they can be included in an additional craft project. Kids will get creative and you can rest assure they will get used!