There is nothing more I feel like doing, after a month of “holiday-ing”…plan a New Years party for the kids. (not really! 🙂 But, once I started my “research” (…aka…stealing tons of great ideas, thank you Internet), I am now in major party planning mode. ENJOY!!
PARTY WITH YOUR PEEPS!
The Bingo and the Countdown list are available from HipHipHoorayBlog – cute!!
|Printable New Years Eve Bingo|
|List of Kid Friendly New Years Ideas – love them all!|
Party Activities: (from Kaboose.com)
|Family Time Capsule – recycled cookie tin
|Sorry for the small pic! “I Resolve” picture – laminate & post where you kids will see it each day|
Party Themes: (from FamilyFun.com)
•Marlene, husband Chuck and kids Meghan, now eight, and Christopher, five, filled white balloons with black confetti (made from construction paper with a hole punch), blew up the balloons and drew a clock face on each with a black marker.
•Black and white confetti and curling ribbon were scattered on the party table.
•Guests brought as many alarm clocks as they could round up. The clocks were all set to ring at midnight and placed around the table.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
•Partygoers had their faces painted white, with clock hands drawn on in black.
•Guests played the mouse ran up the clock (based on red light, green light). One kid (grandfather clock) stands with his back to the players (mice) and calls out hours at random, and the mice race to take that number of steps before he turns around. Those who fail must return to start. First mouse to “run up the clock” wins.
•Partyers played hide the clock: Adults concealed a ticking clock somewhere in the room, then called in the kids to find it.
•At the stroke of midnight, with the alarms ringing, they popped the balloons and celebrated as the confetti flew out.
•Even the cleanup the next day was fun, Marlene says. “The children made collages with confetti.”
Draw and color in the numbers 1 through 10 on poster boards–one number per board. At midnight, each child promenades down a flight of steps, number card held high, as the crowd yells out the number and cameras flash. “That was their moment,” says Susan. As the last child hits the last step, the streamers were blowing and the shakers were shaking. “You would just not believe how cool that turned out.”
The gatherings feature menus and decorations suited to the site. To create a Maine ambiance, the Kirkhams
Those on the East Coast could hop ahead two hours to Rio de Janeiro or celebrate at seven as Big Ben strikes midnight in London.
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