New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

On the tail of Christmas there is another significant holiday to prepare for — NEW YEAR’S EVE! I guess technically the true event is January 1st, but for me, the fun has always started on December 31st. Now, with children in tow, my celebration activities have changed, but with the following activities I am sure there will be just as much laughter and memories made.

countdown bagsCountdown Bags

Bags filled with a fun activity or surprise to be opened each hour leading up until midnight (or bedtime)

bath dropBath Tub Balloon Drop

What a fun surprise to spice up a New Year’s Eve bath

cookiesFancy Cookies & Milk

Say “cheers!” with this darling little snack

garlandCranberry Popcorn Garland

Growing up we used to take down our tree shortly after Christmas and retire it to the front porch with a homemade garland made especially for the birds to snack on. What a great activity this would be while watching a movie on New Year’s Eve!

interviewNew Year Interview

Mark the New Year with a fun little interview and then in coming years you can look back over them and smile!

snowman fridgeSnowman Fridge

Get ready for January with a little snowman decor!

wishing wandNew Year’s Wishing Wand

Talk about goals and resolutions and then make an adorable wishing wand!

edible puzzleEdible Puzzle

Maybe your kids aren’t old enough for a board game night on New Year’s Eve, but I bet they would thoroughly enjoy an edible puzzle for dessert!

Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (



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