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The Best New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Kids

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Ring in the New Year with these fun New Year’s Eve Party ideas for kids.

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Another year has come and gone. It’s amazing how time flies by faster and faster as you get older. It really felt as if this year went by in the blink of an eye. Before we know it, we’ll be at the end of another year.

Back in the day, New Year’s Eve meant fancy parties, hanging out with friends and dancing the night away. However, since having kids, more often than not, we’re home on New Year’s Eve. To be honest, I actually prefer it. No dressing up or small talk, just simple fun, usually in our PJs, with the ones we love. We usually make a few snacks, play some games and watch the ball drop on TV (if we can make it up that late).

Before we say hello to another year, let’s say goodbye to the old one with a bang. These New Year’s Eve party ideas for kids are a festive and kid-friendly way to have a fun party at home.

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Kids

Kid-Friendly Snacks and Treats

New Year’s Eve party food should be fun and simple. Our parties mostly consist of appetizers, snacks and desserts. We also like to make something that the kids can keep snacking on the whole night. One of our favorite things to do for a New Year’s Eve party is to set up a popcorn bar. Here are some more suggestions for festive party foods.

New Year’s Eve Cupcake Clock from The Soccer Mom Blog

Shirley Temple Cupcakes from Cupcake Project

Ball Drop Cupcakes from The Tip Toe Fairy

Confetti Cake Batter Brownies from Brooklyn Farm Girl

No Bake Truffles with Whoppers Candy from Dancing Through the Rain

Funfetti Cake Truffles from Dancing Through the Rain

Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe from Happy Kitchen

New Year’s Eve Cookies from Moms and Munchkins

Classic Cheese Fondue from Chisel and Fork

Funfetti Dunkaroo Dip from Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog

Mocktails for Kids

Ring Pop Mocktails for Kids | New Years Eve | Kids Parties

Make New Year’s Eve a special occasion for kids by whipping up a fancy drink. Mocktails and punches are a great way to make your kids feel like they are celebrating in style. Our ring pop mocktails are a big hit with our kids. There’s only a few ingredients which also makes them easy to take to a party. Cheers to the New Year with any of these fun and tasty mocktails.

Cotton Candy Mocktail from Darcy and Brian

Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Apple Punch from Mama Likes to Cook

Cotton Candy Mocktail from Brooklyn Active Mom

Roy Rogers Drink from Simply Made Recipes

Mango and Orange Punch from Daily Cooking Quest

Christmas Morning Punch from Neighborfood Blog

Non-Alcoholic New Year’s Drinks from Cupcakes and Cutlery

Cranberry Mocktail from Country Hill Cottage

Easy Party Punch from Miss in the Kitchen

New Year’s Activities and Games

Kids will also need a way to pass the time to midnight (or earlier if you’re using Netflix New Year’s Eve Countdown Collection). Something we like to do is to pop a balloon every hour on the hour to countdown to midnight.

From games to crafts here are a ton of ways you can pass the time, plus have a little fun at your New Year’s party.

DIY New Year’s Eve Paper Crowns from Party with Unicorns.

20 of the Best New Year’s Games from Play Party Plan

DIY New Year’s Eve Poppers from ConservaMom

New Year’s Eve Scattergories from Brooklyn Active Mom

DIY Confetti Poppers for Kids from Team Cartwright

Firework Salt Painting from Glitter on a Dime

New Year’s Resolutions Activity Sheet from Jinxy Kids

New Year’s Eve Countdown Bag from The Inspiration Edit

Best of the Year Journal from Adventure in a Box

New Year’s Eve Movies for Kids from 3 Boys and a Dog

Easy Fireworks Painting from Dayna Bayna

DIY Confetti Poppers from Julie Blanner

DIY Confetti Slime from Kimspired DIY

Paper Fortune Cookie Craft from Crayons and Cravings

New Year’s Eve Party Poppers from Honey and Lime

Themed New Year’s Eve Parties for Kids

Poppin’ Into the New Year: A New Year’s Eve Party for Kids

Pop the Confetti New Years Eve for Kids from Play Party Plan

Clean Slate New Year’s Party from This Vivacious Life

New Year’s Eve Slumber Party from Moms and Munchkins

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Heather

Monday 23rd of December 2019

This is such a fun list! Thanks so much for including our Fireworks Salt Painting activity!

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