New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

New Year's Eve Activities for Kids

Can you believe that another year is almost coming to an end? How will you be celebrating with your family? Here are some fun New Year’s Eve activities for kids that your little ones may enjoy. This idea was adapted from one featured on The Idea Room – here is their original post to check out their ideas. I’ve created a couple of printables for you to use:

You’ll want to start by picking out 6 ideas for countdown bags. The idea is that at each hour (starting at 7pm) until midnight, the kids get to open a new New Year’s Eve Countdown Bag with a fun activity inside. Some fun ideas to put in the countdown bags are:

  • Silly string (we found some cool glow in the dark silly string)
  • Party horns & noise makers
  • Glow sticks or wands
  • Holiday crackers
  • Sheets for recording New Years Resolutions – here are the cute ones we used from Mimi’s Dollhouse that were featured on Catch My Party
  • New Year’s Eve party hats
  • Confetti poppers
  • A fun cartoon to watch together along with some movie treats
  • A bottle of fruit spritzer

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New Year's Eve Activities for Kids

New Year's Even Activities for Kids

You’ll want to wrap each item in brown paper (or use brown paper bags if the items fit) to create 6 party packages. On the front of each bag, glue on a “Do Not Open Until” tag along with one of the countdown calendar clocks. Then each hour leading up to the new year, the kids will have a fun activity package to open.

This is also a great idea for a hostess gift if you are attending a New Year’s celebration at someone’s house that has kids.

Are you going out for New Year’s Eve this year? What are your favorite New Year’s Eve activities for kids?

Planning a fun New Year’s celebration at home? Here are some fun decorating and party supply ideas:

New Year's Party Supplies
1. Bright New Year Dessert Plates
2. New Year’s Pizzazz Dessert Plates
3. Champagne Bottle Confetti Poppers
4. Giant Confetti Cannon
5. Happy New Year Table Runner
6. Mini Disco Mirror Ball Set Light with Color Reflectors

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  1. That is an adorable idea! Love the bags

  2. This is such fun! Fantastic idea. My boys are too little still, but I’m pinning this for the future!

  3. Again, such amazing ideas. You’re the go to place! lol
    Thanks, I’m pinning.

  4. I love this idea! Would work great for kids as well.

  5. Can i say that I absolutely love the fruit spritzer. I think it makes the kids feel special to have a “grown-up” drink. ;)


  6. Paula Schuck says:

    I love this. What a great idea! You are the most creative person ever.

  7. Such cool ideas! Seriously…can I come over to your house? You’re the coolest :) Such fun!!!

  8. This is AWESOME and you are oh so creative. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times. I think we will be out and out of town during New Years, it’s also our wedding anniversary. :)

  9. I always love your ideas! This is great for kids and New Years. I’m always trying to think of creative ways to get them involved with the New Year :)

  10. Cheryl,

    These are great! You’ve got an awesome blog here with some wonderful ideas for kids. If you are interested in some of your crafts being featured on AllFreeKidsCrafts, please contact me.



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