Hello their, well all my kiddos and my hubby are sound asleep and I’m wide awake. It’s been a wonderful Christmas Day, Filled with laughter, kids enjoying their gifts and spending the day with Family was so much fun. Hope you had an Amazing Christmas Day!
Now we get to start thinking about New Years Eve and all the wonderful ideas we can come up with for our families to do together.
There are so many options out their but the best ones are when we ask ourselves “What would my Family want to do together? or What would be the most fun thing to do as a Family?”
Here are some of our Families Ideas we like to do New Years and throughout the year for different occasions.
Have a Party! Now this can be done a few different ways: Here are some options:
Sit up an area within the room that’s also decorated, that the kids can do games, color and have fun with you at their level.
Have food, snacks and drinks sit up at a station for everyone to enjoy throughout the party.
Play games, such as bingo, dancing, photo booth “for their age” dress up and have fun taking pictures. Balloon game, take 12 balloons write 1-12 on them and put them on the wall or a board like a clock and have the child pop one every hour till the New Year.
You can say that at 10:00pm you can open your bag and take the hat out then at 11:00pm they can get their horn out and finally at 12:00am get the noise-maker out and go wild!
You can also have a Balloon drop at midnight for the family or fireworks.
If children have a hard time staying up that late, some parents will watch the ball dropped in New York from the year before with them so they can have the experience and still get their rest.
2. For Preteens or teens – You can have the family party plus let the kids invite some friends to the party. Decorate with shiny New Years decor., set up a photo booth for their age with lots of props, dance, sing karaoke, make new year resolutions.
You can have new years hats, masks, ect… put out on a dressed up table. Lots of food and drinks. Maybe even some fireworks.
NEW YEARS EVE/GAME NIGHT
This one is always a fun time together. We make sausage balls, cheese dip and chips, ham or steak sliders and spinach dip. We enjoy playing cards together, Card games like Spades, Rummy and Uno are just a few.
Board games, Sorry, Monopoly, Chess and Checkers. These nights are always filled with laughter and Fun! I can get ill if I’m not winning lol. Set an alarm for a few minutes before midnight to celebrate the New Year together.
We usually do this one as a family but you could invite friends its your call. It’s fun to buy the whole family matching Pajamas but you don’t have to:)
Needless to say everyone wears their PJ’s and we fix popcorn, of course different types some like plain, with butter and with cheese.
Then get throws or blankets for all to put at where their planning on sitting to save their seat. Everyone gets a bowl of popcorn, candy and a drink.
Then choose 2 or 3 movies to watch together and Enjoy while the clock is ticking down to midnight.
RESOLUTION NIGHT/TIME CAPSULE
Print off the New Years Resolution sheet and the Time capsule sheet enough for each person at the party. Place on the Capsule station. Put a Balloon drop up with lots of balloons and at midnight let it go.
Have an Appetizers station, Drink station, Desert station set up, with the drinks you could have plastic champagne glasses.
Play music for dancing, talking, and at the right time get everyone to write down their New Years Resolution on the sheet provided and fill out their Time capsule sheet, then put in capsule that you have displayed at its own station.
Write the date on the Time Capsule and the date also to not be open until. Then you can either bury it or make a place for it to be displayed .
This is a really fun Party, You can ask guest to dress up or have a theme or just come hang out. It might just be a Family Time Capsule, either way, Have Fun with it!
WORSHIPING THE NEW YEAR IN
Sit up Party foods and decorations for this also.
You gather at Church for a time of Celebrating and Singing to God, some people have these in there homes also.
This type of celebration is Thanking God for bringing us through and taking care of All our family and friends in 2019 and All the Blessings He has given us this year….
Then at 11:45pm You All Pray the New Year 2020 In.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING NEW YEARS EVE & BEYOND?
Share your ideas you have to bring in the New Year with us.
There are so many different things we can be doing or planning for 2020, we just have to start making plans and acting upon them when the year 2020 comes.
No matter how we all decide to celebrate bringing in the New Year, 2020 will come, its up to us to make a decision, if we are going to have a great year or just make it through it.
I say Let’s make it a Great Year 2020, Let’s make Dreams come True in 2020, It’s never too late to start living again. Enjoy your families and make some wonderful memories with them.
Enjoy Life, Blessings to you,