Make this New Year’s Eve with your kids memorable with these 50+ Epic ways to celebrate. You can have just as much fun or more with kids as you party it up with these fun tips and resources. Best part: these ideas are wonderful ways to connect with your kids and create memories that will last a lifetime!
To help you plan a most righteous New Year’s Eve with kids (I was channeling Bill & Ted there, did you catch it?), I put together this list to get you started with 50+ ways to have a rockin’ New Year’s Eve with kids with:
- Arts & Crafts
- Food & Drinks
Get ready to rock this New Year’s Eve with your kids with these amazing tips, resources, printables, and more. And don’t miss our free printable pack of New Year’s Eve Fun with Kids!
New Year’s Eve With Kids: Arts & Crafts
Homemade Confetti Poppers For New Year’s Eve (Little Bins for Little Hands): Such a cute idea that kids would love! (And then let them have fun sweeping up the mess!)
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Craft (from In The Playroom): Super fun craft that even your little ones can enjoy.
New Year’s Eve Paper Plate Clock (from The Pinterested Parent): Fantastic activity and so many ways you can personalize!
Glittery Sparkly Slime For New Year’s Eve Celebration (from Little Bins for Little Hands): Oh my! What a fun, hands-on activity that could keep your kids busy for hours!
Pop-Up Homemade Fireworks Craft for New Year’s Eve (from Kid’s Craft Room): Another great hands-on activity that kids will flip for!
New Year’s Eve Coloring Pages (from Tater Tots and Jello): Put out some crayons and make some NYE decor.
New Year’s Eve Coloring Party Hats (from Totschooling): Free printables!
New Year’s Countdown Ball (from JDaniel4’s Mom): What a brilliant idea-and looks like something your kids would enjoy making and using!
New Year’s Eve Wishing Wand (from Baby Centre): You can definitely put custom touches on this wand for a delightful way to greet the New Year!
DIY Glitter Party Poppers (from Danya Banya): These look magical! I can’t wait to make with my boys.
New Year’s Eve Noisemaker Craft (from The Teaching Mama): My boys have had a similar craft that is always a huge hit.
New Year’s Eve Party Horn Photo Booth Props (from DIY Candy): This craft is brilliant and super fun! I can envision many silly pictures with these props.
New Year’s Eve Hand & Footprint Project (from Crayons & Cuties in Kindergarten): This project will take a bit of time, but will be so worth it!
New Year’s Eve Wishing Tree (from No Time For Flashcards): Lovely craft to make with your kids and talk about hopes and dreams.
DIY Gold Fringe Party Hats (from Almost Makes Perfect): These hats are adorable and would not be hard to make. Great addition to New Year’s Eve photo props.
Jingle Bell Noise Makers (from Katelyn Chantel): You use a hot glue gun but the kids will have a blast helping you make these musical delights.
Bell Craft (from Education.com): Add a New Year’s Eve theme to the craft for kids to ring in the New Year.
New Year’s Eve With Kids: Activities
New Year’s Eve Fun With Your Kids: Tips, Ideas, & Printables (right here!): Grab our FREE printable pack for New Year’s Eve fun with your kids. Includes photo props, games, and more!
New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt For Kids (from Reasons To Skip The Housework): Includes two free printable scavenger hunt sheets.
16 Hilarious New Year’s Eve Minute To Win It Games (from PlayParty Plan): Creative ideas to get you and your kids making fun memories.
Party Supplies: Check out this box of affordable party gear for your New Year’s Eve bash!
Glow Sticks: You will be staying up late, right? Get a bunch of glow sticks and have a blast with these ideas with ideas with glow sticks
New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags (from East Coast Mommy): I love the suggested items for each bag.
New Year’s Eve Printable Game (from Classy Clutter): This free printable includes prompts for conversations about favorites and memories from the past year.
New Year’s Time Capsule Printable Questionnaire For Kids (from Pretty Providence): Free adorable printable that you can use with your kids to record precious memories and thoughts.
New Year’s Eve Bingo (from Playdough to Plato): Free printable bingo game to play with your kids.
Free Printable: Resolutions Worksheets for the Whole Family (from Modern Parent Messy Kids): Great activity to help you and your kids with goal setting and accountability.
Free Printable New Year’s Resolutions Activity Sheet for Kids (from Jinxy Kids): Another great printable for resolutions-especially for younger kids.
New Year’s Eve With Kids: Wishing Wall Activity (from Buggy and Buddy): You will have a blast with your kids as you all write down your wishes for the New Year.
New Year’s Eve Mad Libs (from Lalymom): You will have so many silly giggle fests when you play this free printable New Year’s Eve Mad libs (plus two other fun printables!)!
Bubbles: Use bubble wand sticks or bubble gun shooter to add a special flair to your party.
DIY New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop (from One Good Thing by Jillee): Blow up some balloons and build a balloon drop. Other great ideas included!
New Year’s Eve Countdown Chain Activity (from Sugar Aunts): Love the idea of adding questions or activity prompts!
Cardboard House: Take out a big box or get one of these awesome pre-made ones to decorate and keep the kids busy as they wait for the ball to drop.
Donuts On A String (from Madly Stylish Events): Super fun game that involves donut eating contest. Sign me up!
Pictionary: Crazy silly game to play, especially when you use New Year’s Eve theme prompts.
New Year’s Eve With Kids: Food & Drinks
31 Eye-Catching New Year’s Eve Cupcakes (from Cupcake Gallery): Who wouldn’t love to bring in the New Year with any of these mouth-watering treats?
Super Simple New Year’s Eve Mocktails for the Kids (from Modern Parents Messy Kids): Cool suggestions on how to help your kids create yummy drinks.
Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Jello Poppers (from Sprinkle Some Fun): These sweet treats look amazing!
Ice Cream Bar: Make some ice cream and have a sundae bar.
Doughnut Magic New Year’s Eve Tradition for Kids (from Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms): I see a new tradition popping up in our home. My boys will love this type of fun.
Kid-Friendly Cotton Candy Sparkling Punch (from Eating on a Dime): You can change the colors of this drink based on the cotton candy you use.
Free New Year’s Eve Printable for Midnight Kisses (from Create Craft Love): Bowl of Hershey Kisses? Yes and yum!
Twelve Grapes of Luck New Year’s Eve Tradition (from Welch’s): Healthy treat to celebrate the New Year!
New Year’s Eve Free Tic-Tac Printable (from Infarrantly Creative): Cute treat for your kids. You could let them have a Tic-Tac every hour to help countdown.
Ring Pops: Put out a bowl of ring pops and add a sign “Ring In The New Year”.
New Year’s Eve Marshmallows (from The Decorated Cookie): These goodies look like super special treats that kids will love.
Delicious New Year’s Eve Appetizers (from Classy Clutter): These 11 appetizers look tasty and your kids could help you make them.
New Years Pizza: Keeping It Simple (from Fun on a Dime): Cheesy, gooey, yummy way to make number pizza.
New Year’s Crescent Dippers (from Pilsbury): These tasty treats look like they will be fun to make and eat after shaping the dough into the numbers for the year.
Easy Mini Cheesecake Bites (from Philadephia Cream Cheese): Use sparkly or colorful sprinkles to jazz up these treats.
I hope these ideas and tips give you the inspiration to plan an awesome New Year’s Eve with your kids!
What type of fun do you have on this special day?
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