Last year we went to a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve party and watched the New York City countdown (1 hour early for us). The kids stayed up and played Just Dance on the Wii with friends and toasted with sparkling grape juice. It was a super-fun time.
In previous years we usually just stayed home and rang in the New Year after the kids were in bed, or on a rare occasion had our parents watch them so we could go out. Now that they know the magical fun of staying up until midnight and the hurrah that goes with it, the kids (ages 3-10) are planning on another big party. We will be staying home this year, but will probably let them stay up. I bought noisemakers and fun party necklaces, and we’ll eat appetizers and cupcakes as we say goodbye to 2011 with our family.
How do you plan to ring in the new year? Do you let the kids stay up until midnight?
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