3 fun ideas for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration
By Aimee Heckel
You’re not exactly hitting the Vegas clubs this year. You’ve got more than enough excitement than you can handle, with your crew of mini-mes biting at your ankles.
But you don’t have to give up on New Year’s Eve, just because your babysitter has other plans.
Here are three fun ideas for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration:
1. If you don’t want to organize anything, check your city for fun activities. Many cities organize New Year’s Eve parades and firework shows. Children’s museums and clubs typically hold parties. For example, the World Of Wonder Children’s Museum in Lafayette, Colo., has a party during the day featuring crafts, music, face-painting and plenty of games.
2. Bake the night away. Bake cookies or cupcakes or cake pops and decorate them with your family. Design cookies that either represent the year past or that reflect what you hope for the year ahead. Glittery sprinkles and shiny cupcake liners are a fun way to glitz up the evening, mama style.
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3. Hold a Noon Year’s Eve party. Let’s face it: few kids can actually make it up to midnight — well, without turning into a monster first. Instead, organize a Noon Year’s Eve party with their friends or with your family.
Decorate with balloons and streamers, just like you would a New Year’s Eve party. Make your kids’ favorite meal and maybe even a themed cake. Play some games (like decorate party hats or write a “time capsule” to open next Noon Year’s Eve), reminisce (maybe watch a slideshow of the year’s best pictures) and do the big countdown — to noon, complete with noise-makers.
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