New Years Eve is not an adult exclusive holiday. Why not try out these fun New Years Eve party ideas with your kids? Kids can enjoy the spirit of a New Years celebration without the spirits. Ringing in New Years with your kids is not only possible, it’s educational. Why not encourage kids to make and keep resolutions? It’s good practice for meeting goals in life. Here are some New Years Eve party ideas, traditions and games your kids will look forward to each year.
Kids place their anonymous New Years resolution in a New Years party top hat. They then take turns picking a resolution and reading it aloud. After they read it, everyone makes suggestions as to how to keep each resolution. The guests never know who they are giving advice to, so the resolutions remain private. Meanwhile, kids have fun helping others without passing judgment. Everyone gets varied advice on how to keep their resolutions too.
Up-scaled “Champagne” toasts
Of course we all know to give kids the garden variety non-alcoholic champagne. Why not step up this New Years Eve Party idea for kids? Instead of carbonated apple juice, how about fancy swirled bubbly citrus drinks? Just squeeze a bit of real lemon or lime juice into clear soda pop. Add a squirt of grenadine for a pretty red and flavorful swirl. Adults should try it too. It’s delicious. No hangover either. Who knows? You might even prefer it to champagne.
If your kids are too young to be up at midnight, celebrate midnight a little earlier. After all, it’s bound to be midnight somewhere. Break out the party poppers, horns and noisemakers a little early for the kids. No noise restrictions either. Since when did you and your friends keep the volume down at midnight on New Years? It’s OK for everyone to make a little noise on New Years. This New Years Eve Party idea for kids also gives Mom and Dad private celebration time once the kids have gone to bed.
Make up silly resolutions like, “I will say peanut butter all night long every time someone laughs.” Write them out on colored paper slips. Toss them into a bowl. Each child draws a resolution from the bowl. Kids follow their silly resolutions all night until someone guesses what it is. Once their resolution is guessed, they can either draw another one or make up their own. This fun New Years Eve party idea goes on all night. All these ideas work for adult New Years parties too!
Portions of this article were previously published on a now closed Yahoo property.