Trying to figure out a fun and low key way to celebrate the new year with your little ones tomorrow night? Here are a few ideas we found on the Parenting Squad.
1. Make a Calendar
Get creative with your kids and make a calendar for the New Year. Make one on the computer featuring photos from the year before, or get out the crayons and paper and let your children create and decorate.
2. Turn Back the Clock
Your kids want to shout, “Happy New Year!” But you want them in bed at a reasonable hour. Just turn back your clocks to celebrate together. Sure it’s a little sneaky but they’ll never know (unless they REALLY want to watch the ball drop). Then tuck in the kiddos and break out a glass of bubbly.
3. Celebrate in the Morning
The morning of January 1st is a great time to celebrate the New Year with the children. You can make a special breakfast together, go out for an early-morning snowshoe or walk, or stay in your PJs until noon while playing board games. However you choose to celebrate, the morning can be just as fun and exciting as the evening.
These all sound great for the whole family to enjoy. Even at 29 years old there is one tradition I still love about New Years Eve, wearing the awesome hats/tiaras and breaking out the noise makers! Stop by your local store (Target, CVS, Party City) and pick up a box of New Years Eve decorations and go to town. Have your kids help you set the table and let them don the hats all night (or until you move them to bed so you and your husband can pop the bubbly).