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Staying In This Year? 10 Ideas For a Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve has kind of changed since becoming parents. Since it is one of the number one days of the year that everyone likes to go out – sometimes it can be hard to find a babysitter. Not only that, but sometimes we just want to ring in the new year with those we love the most – our kids.

Celebrating a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve can be a lot of fun. Spend the time planning and decorating for your own party – full with party favors, themed appetizers and ring in the New Year in style.

Click through for 10 ideas for your kid-friendly New Year’s Eve Party:


  • Make Your Own Noise Makers 1 of 10
    Make Your Own Noise Makers
    Everyone loves to celebrate with noise makers on NYE. Spend an hour making your own as you watch the countdown.
    Get instructions from Alpha Mom
  • Bake a Countdown Cake 2 of 10
    Bake a Countdown Cake
    Cake is always a good way to celebrate. Spend some time baking and decorating a clock-themed cake
    Get a better look on Cake Central
  • Countdown Goodie Bags 3 of 10
    Countdown Goodie Bags
    Have fun counting down each hour with a goodie bag! Fill each one with a craft idea or game to play to keep the hours passing.
    Get instructions from Hoosier Homemade
  • New Year’s Eve Bingo Game 4 of 10
    New Year's Eve Bingo Game
    Who doesn't love bingo? Have a fun time playing a New Year's Eve bingo game.
    Get instructions from Daily Candy
  • Make Your Own Confetti Rockets 5 of 10
    Make Your Own Confetti Rockets
    Confetti and New Year's Eve go hand in hand. A fun craft for the kids to make and even more fun to pull that string at the strike of midnight.
    Get instructions from Alpha Mom
  • Decorate with a Clock Theme 6 of 10
    Decorate with a Clock Theme
    Throw a party with some family and friends. Have the kids help you decorate with a fun clock theme.
    Get instructions from The Baker Fam
  • Spend the Day Making Your Own Rink 7 of 10
    Spend the Day Making Your Own Rink
    Live in an area where there is no other option then to embrace the cold? Spend the day outside making and skating on your own ice rink.
    Get instructions from Alpha Mom
  • 2011 Memory Book 8 of 10
    2011 Memory Book
    Put all your 2011 memories in a book using this fun craft idea. Would be a great tradition to start every year.
    Get instructions from Artists Helping Children
  • Make Your Own Party Hat 9 of 10
    Make Your Own Party Hat
    Who doesn't love a fun party hat? Make your own as elaborate as you wish and wear for your party and craft celebrations.
    Get instructions from Cathie Filian
  • Resolution Reminder Craft 10 of 10
    Resolution Reminder Craft
    A fun way to both remember and keep those resolutions you want for the New Year.
    Get instructions from Artists Helping Children

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