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9 Fun Ways to Celebrate the New Year With Kids

Awesome ideas to make this New Year's Eve special for the whole family

Published on: December 19, 2022

9 Fun Ways to Celebrate the New Year With Kids


Mark the occasion

Go big with balloons

It’s not a party without balloons, right? These confetti-filled balloons will brighten up your space, and then you can pop them at midnight for a confetti shower!

You can fill these with helium or not — either way, the kids will love them.

If you really want to wow the kids, stage your own balloon drop! You can make one by taping a plastic party tablecloth filled with balloons to your ceiling or buy this kit.

Photo booth

Even if it’s just you and the kiddos, why not have a photo booth? No need for an elaborate setup: Tacking up a sheet or plastic tablecloth to the wall to use as a background works well. Gather fun props from around the house, such as hats and sunglasses, or buy a New Year’s Eve photo booth prop set.

Family time capsule

Putting a time capsule together as a part of your New Year’s Eve activities can be a nice way to reflect on the past year. This can be as simple or elaborate as you wish! Grab a shoebox or big manila envelope and gather your time capsule items. Ideas for what to include: your child’s handprint, a family picture and an interview. Ask your kids about their current likes and dislikes, life goals, etc., and note their answers to look back on next year. Once finished, tuck away your time capsule until next year.

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