Times have certainly changed, pandemics, lockdowns, masking and kids.. New years eve might not be how it used to be, partying all night long. But who says you cant have a blast at home with the kids this year!? So lets do it!

2021 has been a really tough year for everyone including the kids, so lets celebrate the coming in of 2022 and make it a fun night for all with these great ideas –

  1. Have a slumber Party.                                                                                                                  Get into your PJ’s, build Furniture forts and camp out in the living room for the night. Move dinner and desert to the living room as well, it’s a great opportunity to spend time together as a family to bring in the new year and if they don’t make it, they can sleep where they are.
  1. Dress up                                                                                                                                               Get glammed up in your best dresses and clothes and have a dance party at home. This is a perfect time to enjoy good food, and take some cute family photos.
  1. Home made photo booth                                                                                                              How about some fun photos of the family for the end of the year, grab a sheet for a backdrop, some props and have fun. There are a ton of DIY photo booth and backdrop ideas online if you want to set the scene.
  1. DIY custom countdown                                                                                                                  Blow up several balloons with the hours left until the new year written on them (EG. Five Hours to Go, Four Hours to Go) and let your kids take turns popping them as each hour passes. Multiple kids, make up multiple balloons for each hour.

5. Make memories.                                                                                                                                    Have a ‘YES day’ A day when kids get to make the rules?                                                          What better day than the last of the year! If you’ve been waiting to try out the “yes          day” idea, New Years Eve is a perfect and memorable day to do it.

  1. Glo Dance Party.                                                                                                                               Have a loud or silent dance party, the kids will love it. If they have Bluetooth headphones it would be a silent dance party. Turn off the lights and watch them glo! There are so many great glow stick items now available for low cost.
  1. Gatherings                                                                                                                                          If covid permits – arrange visiting friends and family on new years eve, it can be lots of fun for the kids.
  1. Movie Marathon                                                                                                                         Get the kids to pick there favorite movies, grab the popcorn and bunker down for midnight.
  1. Games                                                                                                                                                Party games and board games are great for entertaining the kids.
  1. Babysitters.                                                                                                                                       If you need one, you should have it booked in by now, but a sleep over a friends house while mum and dad go out is fun to do too.

Which ever way you celebrate new years eve this year, know 2022 will be better. Happy new year.