How to Host a Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Party


A Family Affair

New Year's Eve is meant to be spent celebrating the past 12 months, while looking forward to what lies ahead. And while most NYE bashes involve lots of champagne and adult-themed festivites, there's something to be said for ringing in the new year with the ones you love the most. These family-friendly New Year's Eve party ideas are perfect for adults and kids alike, and they're guaranteed to turn your family's celebration a blast.


Out With The Old...

Before saying goodbye to the old year, take some time to reflect as a family. What were the most difficult moments? What about a funny memory? Gathering around and sharing these moments (try writing them down on index cards and putting them into a box to read anonymously) is a fun way to strengthen family bonds.

Buggy and Buddy

And In With The New

Here's a cute idea for the new year-create a wishing wall with all the things you're hoping will come to pass this next year.

Modern Parents Messy Kids

Silly Sips

Don't save toasts for just the grown-ups! These fun "mocktails" are perfect for all ages.

One Good Thing by Jillee

Balloon Drop

What a fun countdown! Learn how to make your own balloon drop to ring in the new year.

The Organic Sister

Time Capsule

A neat way to save memories over the year is by making your own time capsule! Include favorite memories, photos, and trinkets, and then keep in a safe place until you decide to open it.

Formula Mom

Countdown Pops

For a quick and easy snack to ring in the new year, use food-safe markers to write on marshmallows-this is a perfect learning activity, too!

Hoosier Homemade

Countdown Bags

For school-age children who are learning how to tell time, this is a fun and easy way to get them involved: pack goody bags and have them open one each hour, leading up till midnight (or bedtime-whichever comes first!). Get the full DIY here!

Bubbly Nature Creations

Sparkling Jello Jigglers

For a fun and kid approved treat, check out these shimmery jello stars! They're super easy to make and will be a total hit-the sparkles will liven up any NYE bash! Get the recipe here.

A Subtle Revelry

Number Piu00f1ata

For a pretty party activity, make these fun number piu00f1atas that are perfect for counting down the hours in a fun and unique way. Get the full DIY here.

Brit + Co

Confetti Balloons

It's not really a party until you have the perfect decor. For something fun and festive, fill clear balloons with colorful confetti and arrange throughout the room. Get the DIY here.

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