Ring in the New Year with your little ones with one of these fun and festive New Year’s Eve party ideas! From watching the ball drop to making their own party hats, we have everything you need to make your child’s New Year’s celebration a blast. So grab some snacks and get ready to celebrate with these top 10 New Year’s Eve party ideas for kids!
1. Make a Countdown Clock
Get creative and make your own “countdown clock” out of construction paper, markers, scissors, stickers and other craft supplies! Kids will have so much fun designing their own countdown clocks as they eagerly anticipate the coming of the New Year.
2. Have a Dance Party
Put on some tunes and turn up the music for a night full of fun with family or friends. Play children’s favorite songs or let them choose their top picks to get the party started.
3. Create Your Own Confetti Cannons
Gather some toilet paper tubes and stuff them with confetti for an exciting cannon blast during the countdown! Or let kids decorate them with glitter, glue and streamers.
4. Make Personalized Party Hats
Gather some cardboard and construction paper and let the kids make their own party hats to wear during the New Year’s festivities. Pro tip: start crafting early, as this activity requires time to dry before it can be worn.
5. Get Crafty with a Time Capsule
Find an empty jar or box, then fill it with items from 2020 that your little ones want to remember—like drawings or paintings, photos of pandemic activities, memorabilia from special occasions throughout the year. On New Year’s Eve 2021, open the capsule together for a fun blast from the past!
6. Play New Year’s Games
Keep the party going with fun games like “Guess That Year” or “New Year’s Charades.” Or try a classic game of Hot Potato that the whole family can enjoy!
7. Watch the Ball Drop
Let your bundle of joy stay up to watch the ball drop in Times Square this year! Grab some popcorn and cozily snuggle on the couch as you all count down together to 2021.
8. Have a Scavenger Hunt
Set up a scavenger hunt around your home (or neighborhood) and let kids search for items related to new beginnings, such as a clock, calendar, balloons, sparklers, etc. Make sure to offer plenty of prizes!
9. Sing Happy New Year Songs
Whether it’s “Auld Lang Syne” or another of your child’s favorite tunes, singing is a great way to get into the spirit for the New Year. Have everyone join in and make memories together through song!
10. Write down Resolutions
Come up with some resolutions that your kids can stick to in 2021. Whether its something like eating their veggies or reading more books, this activity can help inspire good habits for the upcoming year.
So have fun ringing in the new year with these 10 ideas for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party with your children! With any luck, you’ll be able to create lasting memories they will cherish forever!