Pillow Forts and Confetti: Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve with Kids

Dress up and Take Photos

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4. Dress up and Take Photos

On the other hand, you could make things fancy and have your kids dress up in their finest clothes. Girls can wear sparkly shirts, tutus, princess dresses and the like, while boys can wear a suit, nice sweater, button up shirt, or whatever makes them look like a million bucks.

Set up a backdrop of sorts out of an old sheet or extra large piece of wrapping paper, use props and accessories to create a makeshift photo booth and start snapping! Give each child a disposable camera of their own to take photos of each other with, but sneak in a few posed shots with the timer on your camera as well.

Make Festive Food or Drinks

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5. Make Festive Food or Drinks

Festive food and drinks are part of what make a holiday so fun and special. You may eat or drink different things during this time than you do the rest of the year.

Why not bake up some New Year’s appropriate treats to get the kids excited for 2017? You can make cupcakes in champagne flutes, sparkling jello jigglers, or confetti cookies.

Kids will love feeling like a grownup if you give them a glass filled with something similar to champagne. try sparkling cider, soda pop, or fruit juices diluted with Perrier.

Watch the Ball Drop on TV

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6. Watch the Ball Drop on TV

Since the ball drop is done at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, if you live on the west coast of the US, it might benefit you to watch it on live TV. The New Year’s Eve ball drop also has musical performances all night to keep everyone entertained.

Younger children will have trouble staying up all night and 9:00 p.m. might be more feasible for them. You could also consider celebrating at an earlier time such as 12:00 p.m. instead when it might already be midnight in some far corner of the globe.