New Year’s Eve activities to do with kids

31 Dec

Children’s Museum is having a special party today from 11am-1pm. Pizza, lots of entertainment, a countdown, pretend champagne and even gifts while supplies last. Sounds like fun – and if you head out print off this coupon – bogof only valid today!

The Forks is having a bunch of kids stuff too, starting at 5pm. Crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, music and fireworks at 10pm.  Check out the Forks site for all the details.

I asked on twitter last night for some great ideas of things to do at home with the kids – since all we had planned so far was some fake champagne, some kid friendly appetizers and maybe a movie or games. People had some great ideas – like making a time capsule and filling it with all kinds of memories from 2012, making kid friendly foods like pepper rainbows, rainbow cakes (could even call them fireworks too!), diy pizza and fruit skewers. Another thing I regret not picking up was all the discount xmas crackers and gingerbread house kits – could be a fun activity to do for New Years eve at home too.

What time do you let your kids stay up on New Years eve? Do you do a pretend countdown at an earlier time? And what are your best ideas to do with kids on New Years eve? Or are you heading out kid free?

2 Replies to “New Year’s Eve activities to do with kids

  1. I saw a neat idea on Pinterest – have a bag for each hour of the night with a different activity in it – activities like a dance party (so the bag has a cd in it, and the whole family dances), do a craft, watch a movie, have a movie intermission for snacks, the family plays a game on the wii, etc.
    We always like to make our own hats too!

    • That’s an awesome idea! We looked around online too – saw a neat one where you fill balloons with confetti, prizes etc. to pop for new years.
      The bag idea could be a cool one for a super cold day too – like a family treasure hunt almost. 🙂

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