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Family Ideas for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is normally considered a party-centred occasion for adults, but there’s plenty of great things you can do with your family, even if midnight is too much past your children’s bedtime. The best thing about doing a family New Year’s Eve party is that you can spend quality time with your children and make sure they have fun before you make the most of their being asleep and celebrate midnight with your friends. Here are some great ideas that can help you have a family-friendly New Year’s Eve. 

Throw a Kid’s Party

You could hold a New Year’s Eve party for young children and celebrate midnight at an earlier time. You could give them glasses of sparkling apple juice as mock champagne, do the countdown and even sing Auld Lang Syne. You could combine this with children’s activities to get them excited and celebratory, like doing a piñata and getting confetti and balloons involved, etc. You could even set up ice cream or hot chocolate bar for the children instead of the sort of adult beverage bar that you might be interested in when they are asleep.

Go to a Hotel

If you want to spend the whole evening with your family, you could make it a very special occasion by checking into a hotel for an exciting sleepover party! This can be quite a novelty, especially if the hotel has a pool that you can enjoy as the clock strikes 12! Doing something special like that can make it a night the kids will remember for a long time. 

Go to a Restaurant

If you want to do something equally special with the family but also want to give yourself some time with your friends or your significant otherm you could go to a restaurant for a special New Year’s Eve meal. You can get some very special occasions as restaurants battle with each other for NYE eaters, for example 100hoxton.com offers 11 courses with music performances and even unlimited drinks for the adults. Finding a restaurant that similarly caters to kids and adults alike would be a memorable family experience. 

Do some Karaoke

Karaoke is a great way to have fun and be silly with your family. Everybody enjoys a New Year’s sing-song, especially children, and doing Karaoke on New Year’s Eve could be a great bonding activity. What’s more, it could be perfect to do with family friends, meaning you can perfectly balance family time with your time as grown-ups. 

Make some Memories

New Year’s Eve is a great opportunity to look back on the year and talk about the highs and lows. It’s also a great opportunity to collect those memories in a book, like a scrapbook, that will allow both you and your children to look back on the year fondly and remember the evening with nostalgia. Scrapbooking can be a great way to get all the children involved, and you might even learn a thing or two that you didn’t know about them, as everybody will have unique perspectives on the past year and what they want from the year to come.

1 comment

  1. I love the idea of throwing a kid's party. My grandchildren would love that! Karaoke also sounds like a lot of fun for the whole family!


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