With all large-scale social gatherings on halt due to COVID-19, a small gathering at home with your immediate family is your best bet to celebrate the arrival of 2021.
A kid-friendly New Year’s Eve bash can be a lot of fun. Make it super entertaining and full of sparkly crafts, themed eats, and party activities to ring in the New Year in style and safely.
Make Your Own Photo Props
Everyone loves a good photo booth ― it’s basically a staple at parties. Here are some easy DIY fun free printable photo booth props for your New Year's Eve party so you can ring in the new year with style! Get instructions from Crafts Unleashed.
Make this New Year's Eve Cookie Centerpiece
These countdown cookies are fun for a New Year's table centerpiece ― then the kids can eat them! Get the recipe from HGTV.
DIY Glitter Party Hats
Put your hat on and get your party on! These hats are easy peasy to make and the glitter stays right where it should. Get instructions from Studio DIY!
DIY Party Shades
With sequins, feathers, or confetti, kids can make the party glasses they've always dreamed about. Get instructions from Ruffles and Stuff.
New Year's Pizza
Make and share this New Year's Pizza recipe from Food.com. Update for 2021.
It just wouldn't be a celebration without a confetti cake! Get the recipe from Serious Eats.
Make Gummy Bear Mocktails
Share the fun of a holiday toast with your little ones with this festive and age-appropriate party drink. Get the recipe from Simple Seasonal.
Make Fortune Cookies
These make a great addition to your party! Create fun wishes for 2021. Get the recipe from Today's Parent.
Make Some Noise
You won’t believe how easy it is to make party blowers — just pick up a straw, artfully roll some tissue paper, and you’ve got endless entertainment for the entire evening. Get instructions from A Joyful Riot.
Make a Countdown Clock
Help kids countdown to the new year with these paper plate countdown clocks. Children will love using the movable clock hands to count down each hour until the start of the new year! Get instructions from Buggy and Buddy.
Watch a Kids New Year's Eve ZOOM Party and Countdown with McKhool & the Gang
Let’s have fun celebrating New Year's Eve! Chris McKhool invites you to sing a few songs, have a dance party, do some crazy science experiments, and have a Kids Countdown! Thursday, December 31st, 2020 @ 7:00 pm. More
Reflect on 2020
While 2020 is likely a year we all want to forget, find some positive memories from 2020 you may want to hang on to. Use this year in review printable template to help your kids reflect on 2020. Get printable from Fun Loving Families.
Register for the AGO New Year's Eve Countdown
It's the AGO's New Year's Eve Countdown, and everyone’s invited! Join amazing artists and friendly AGO families for this live virtual event, inspired by the new exhibition Studio 54: Night Magic. More
If the kids can't stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, do a mock countdown and watch those faces light up as the kids shout: "Five, Four, Three, Two, One..." Here's a Netflix Kids Countdown on You Tube to help!
Want More Ideas?
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Have a Happy and Safe New Year!