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6 Fun ways to Celebrate New Years Eve with young kids

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

Your guide to New years with young kids

Heading out to celebrate New Years with young kids is a recipe for disaster, we all know that! But don't let that scare you from welcoming the New Year with friends, family and lots of fun! Below are some fun, kid friendly ways to celebrate New Years Eve.

Go Fancy!

Bonsoir messieurs et dames! Pull out the French in you and host a fancy fancy party at your home. See the 2 fancies, coz one just won't do it! Kids love playing dress up. Join them and dress up in your finest! Plan an elaborate 5 course meal with mocktails. Set up the table, complete with table napkins. Kids get super excited when they are treated like royals! And you will enjoy all these royalties too!

Have a Dance party

Shake it off! Create a kid friendly dance playlist and blast those speakers. Dance puts everybody in a good mood, kids and parents alike! And you won't feel as guilty eating the New Years cake. There's cake, right?

Karaoke night

Let it go! Let it go! Isn’t it so much fun to exercise those vocal chords and just sing your favorite songs? I absolutely love a karaoke night. This is one time when I don’t mind Disney at all! Maybe you have heard the same Disney songs over and over again too. Now is the time to put that torture to some use.

Create a bucket list for 2023

I know, I know, it sounds boring, but hear me out. Every year we make a list of “fun things” we will do in the next year. We add cities we will visit, the hikes we will go to, languages we will learn and music instruments we will play. Create what makes you and your family happy. Add things that you will look forward to in the next year. It will be such a meaningful time you will spend together as a family.

Craft your own noisemakers

What's a party without some crafts? And what better craft to make than noise makers at a New Years party? Well maybe make some that are not too noisy! And the best part, you will be able to put these to use right away!

Toast into New years early!

This is a big one for me! If kids are up until midnight, chances are I am half dead! Save yourself some sanity and celebrate New Years eve with the ball drop in New York. Put those munchkins in bed and enjoy some hot cocoa or wine on the couch with your partner and snooze into the new years.

However you decide to celebrate a very Happy New Year to you and your family. Hopefully 2023 will find us healthier, happier and closer to our loved ones!

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