Getting your children involved in the New Year’s party can bring your whole family closer together. Having an evening nap can help young children make it to the midnight hour. You can organize fun activities to keep them engaged during the New Year bash.
Here are some ideas for the perfect New Year party with your kids:
Invite friends over with their children for a costume party. Hold a contest for the best costumes with prizes given to the top winners. Requiring all the costumes to be homemade will make the challenge exciting for the kids who want to work on their own costumes.
Make a Time Capsule
Gather up items from the past year and make a time capsule with your kids. Seal it up and bury it with a 50 year date. Imagine the technology difference between now and then. Be sure to have various board games on hand just in case kids start to get bored.
An Old Fashioned New Year
Break out the board games of the past and old fashioned clothes. Get out the hula hoops and old time rock music. Have a dance contest and sing some karaoke to keep the children entertained for hours. This will be a New Year to remember.
Have a Feast
When Midnight rolls around, get the whole family together for a feast. Children enjoy being a part of the New Year’s toast, arrange kid-friendly beverages in their fancy cups. This should ensure good food and togetherness for 2018!
Your Own Balloon Drop
Bring in your own countdown to the New Year and do a balloon drop when the clock strikes midnight. Give your kids party hats, noisemakers, and confetti so that they can enjoy the party to the fullest. Add treats and prizes for the kids as the New Year begins.
Involving your children in activities when they are young will keep you involved in theirs when they get older.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.