A Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party can be pulled off quite easily and, yet, be fabulously entertaining! The one challenge, though, is that the peak of the party is late at night, but this can be easily remedied by celebrating midnight in other time zones! For example, if you live in Colorado, feel free to rejoice at 10pm, the Eastern Time Zone. So, ready? Let the festivities begin!
As the party goers arrive, hand them their 2010 glasses and send them off to make their own noisemakers by decorating cans (or film canisters) with stickers and ribbon. Fill with corn kernels or small beans to shake the night away. Making collages out of confetti will delight some of the older kids. When midnight approaches, pull out the bubble wrap leftover from Christmas for a big 2010 Bubble Stomp!
Serve up food that is traditionally eaten on the New Year like Hoppin’ John (black-eyed peas and rice) or Pad Thai. Or keep things sweet with pancakes cut into 2010 shapes with strawberry syrup and whipped cream.
The kids who attend will be delighted at a party geared towards them as they celebrate the new year the only way kids can: with imagination and excitement.
Happy New Year!