Fun and Easy New Year’s Eve Celebration Ideas for Families

Do (an Early)  Kid-Friendly Countdown

Our little ones may be too young to stay up until midnight, but with these creative countdown ideas, you can speed up the clock and not forfeit any merriment in the process.

Recreate the  Ball Drop

Bring New York City’s iconic ball drop to your home with this fun and easy NYE idea by It’s Always Autumn.

Go Low-Maintenance

For a super easy countdown idea, tune into Netflix, where there are a number of kid-countdowns to stream with favorite characters like Boss Baby and Spirit.

Have a Family Movie Watch Party

For a more mellow night in, movies are a great option to enjoy and relax on New Year’s Eve.

Have a Family Movie Watch Party

The following rentable movies are New Year’s-themed and provide some sweet messages on explaining this holiday and honoring the diversity of celebrations.

Have a Family Movie Watch Party

Sesame Street Celebrates Around the World: Available on YouTube

Have a Family Movie Watch Party

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown: Available on AppleTV+

Have a Family Movie Watch Party

A Very Merry Pooh Year: Available on YouTube, Google Play, and Disney+

Do Some NYE-Themed Crafting

Bust out the pompoms, glitter, and hot glue gun to get crafty with your littles on New Year’s Eve.

Do Some NYE-Themed Crafting

You can go the simple route with these crafts and they will still produce endless amounts of fun. Create confetti poppers from Melody in the Making and add some pizzazz to your celebration.

Celebrate with Food and Drink

Nothing is better than tasty treats for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Plan a Family Game Night

Once your child is in the toddler age, games are fair game for celebrations. I love infusing some competition into a celebration to add some spark to family time. Playing these

Plan a Family Game Night

Minute to Win It Games guarantees some great times for all, plus they include supplies you likely have on hand—no need to buy anything new!


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