Just because your little ones can’t stay awake until midnight (hopefully not anyway!). It doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on all of the New Year’s Eve Party fun.
We have searched the internet to bring you all of the best ideas in one place. Our “Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids” includes everything you will need to host the perfect New Year’s Eve Party with your kids. With a bit of luck all of the extra excitement will make them sleep in a bit, which will be handy if you do manage to stay awake until midnight
New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids – Games
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Playing games together is a great way to have some family fun (and tire the kids out!).
Make your own Picture Memory Game to celebrate your favourite family moments from the year or use them in a Memory Scavenger Hunt.
Play New Years Eve Bingo.
Play some Party Games.
You kids may be too young for champagne, but that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the bubbles. Set up some New Years Eve Fizzy Science Party Play.
Create Glittery New Year Artwork.
Have a party in your Bath Tub.
Dance around to these Traditional Musical Party Games.
Print out and Play these fun New Years Eve games.
Start of the New Year with a Shadow Puppet Show.
New Year’s Activities for Kids – Sensory Play
Try out some sensory play activities as well, to help calm your kids down before they (eventually!) head off to bed.
Mix some of this awesome Glittery Slime.
Set up a New Year’s Eve Party themed Sensory bin complete with squish balloons.
Make up a New Year’s Eve Sensory Bin with a literacy twist.
Mix up some special Celebration themed Play Dough.
Get messy with New Year’s Eve Party Slime.
Calm down with a New Year Sensory Bottle.
New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids – Countdown Ideas
Let’s face it not many young kids will last until midnight (or parents with young kids!). But that doesn’t mean you all have to miss out on the countdown fun. Just bring it forward by a few hours and celebrate a “pretend midnight”.
Create a New Year’s Eve Activity Chain which your kids can tear an activity off to do every hour before “midnight”.
Help your kids countdown with a Paper Plate Countdown Clock.
Use this New Year’s Eve Countdown Ball to count down to the New Year.
New Years Eve Activities for Kids – Fireworks
Fireworks are a great way to bring in the New Year, but for those who are not so keen on them, here are some quieter alternatives.
Make a cool Pop Up Firework
Enjoy Painting Fireworks.
Paint Glow in the Dark Fireworks
New Years Eve Party Food
It wouldn’t be a party without some special food to eat and drinks too enjoy.
Have fun decorating these New Year’s cookies.
Serve up some New Year’s Party Mocktails in fancy glasses.
Celebrate with Party Cupcakes.
Make some Sparkling Jello Jigglers
This Firecracker Sparkler drink is perfect for a kids party treat.
Add these cute Kid-made Cupcake Toppers to your New Year’s Eve baked treats.
New Year’s Eve Party Props and Decorations
Making your own Party Decorations and Props is so much more fun (and more frugal) than buying them at the store.
Create your own New Years Eve Party Art to hang on your walls.
TP Rolls make great Confetti Poppers.
Make some noise with these DIY Shakers.
Colour in your own Party Hats or make these Glitter and Foil Crowns.
Have fun posing with these DIY Photo Booth Party Horn Props or try printing these Photo Booth Accessories out for size.
Make and play with these fun Animal Party Blowers.
Celebrate with Masquerade Masks and Pipe Cleaner Tiaras.
Make your own DIY Bunting to decorate your house for your New Year’s Eve party.
End your party on a bang with one of these fun Balloon Confetti Poppers.
New Years Resolutions for Kids
Setting resolutions is not just for adults, get you kids involved in setting some of their own.
Create a Wishing Wall for you and your kids to add resolutions to for the New Year ahead.
Reflect back on the year you just had and make a Time Capsule of all you important memories.
Make a wish for the New Year when you pull one of these DIY Crackers.
Make a New Year Wishing Wand to help encourage your child to talk about their own hopes and dreams for the year ahead.
Hang your wishes for the coming year on a beautiful Wishing Tree.
2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to New Years Eve Activities for Kids”
Great post! I love the idea of having party props for the kids to play with. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Naomi. I love to share fun new ideas with my readers. We used party props at Christmas a couple of years back and it was a great giggle.
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