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10 Creative Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Kids


This New Year’s Eve make the celebration a whole day affair with the kids. Start by making countdown bags that hold fun activities to do each hour. About an hour before midnight (assuming they are all up), get ready to play some New Year’s Eve Bingo. At the stroke of twelve have a noisy celebration with homemade noisemakers. Check out more ideas in The 10 Creative Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Kids


  • Confetti Balloons 1 of 10
    Confetti Balloons
    You and the kids can make confetti from paper and fill up balloons. At midnight let the kids pop the balloons so the confetti falls out.
    Find out more at Sugar and Charm.
  • New Year’s Eve Bingo 2 of 10
    New Year's Eve Bingo
    Gather the family together for a fun game of New Year's Eve bingo. When you see the objects (party hats, balloons, etc.) on TV, mark them on your card.
    Get the printable at Hip Hip Hooray.
  • Party Hat Decorating Party 3 of 10
    Party Hat Decorating Party
    Throw a hat making party for the kids to decorate before.
    Spotted at Mer Mag.
  • Noisemakers 4 of 10
    Noisemakers
    Make spin drums to use for noisemakers on New Years. The kids can paint them as colorful or sparkly as they want.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Time Capsule 5 of 10
    Time Capsule
    Sit down with the kids and make a time capsule that you can fill throughout the year.
    Find out more at Huffington Post.
  • Cascarones 6 of 10
    Cascarones
    Pour out the egg yoke, dye the eggs bright colors and fill with confetti. At the stroke of twelve they can all smash them on the ground.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Colorful Poppers 7 of 10
    Colorful Poppers
    You and the kids can make poppers from leftover wrapping paper and fill them with confetti and candy.
    Find out more at Make and Takes.
  • Photo Booth and Props 8 of 10
    Photo Booth and Props
    Set up a colorful backdrop with fabric or leftover wrapping paper and give the kids fun props to pose with.
    Check them out at Etsy.
  • Party Blowers 9 of 10
    Party Blowers
    Pick out decorative paper and straws to make party blowers.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Countdown Activity Bags 10 of 10
    Countdown Activity Bags
    Fill activity bags with a different activity to do every hour, or every couple of hours, as a countdown to midnight.
    Check it out at The Idea Room.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful. She can also be found on Babble’s the New Home Ec.

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