New Years Eve Party Ideas For Kids: Travel Options and Stay At Home Ideas To Ring In The New Year

Photo Credit: She Knows

New Years Eve is usually a celebration where parties are mostly geared towards adults. In our family, we celebrate as a family and therefore everything is usually geared towards the kids.

While searching around for New Years Eve party ideas for kids, I found a bunch of really neat ideas that I wanted to share with you all.

Lori Wolk, a writer from She Knows, thinks along the same lines as us. New Year’s Eve is about spending time with her family and creating new traditions, “We call it our favorite night,” she says. Laurie, her husband, six year-old twins and three year-old get dressed up in their favorite outfits, they choose one favorite food and dessert to serve and they do one favorite game or activity. “Charades and freeze dance have made it two years in a row.” Love it! You can read her great list of ideas here.

My friend Andrea, the author of Savvy Sassy Moms, wrote a guest post for Tip Junkie: 10 New Years Eve Party Ideas for Kids and the ideas are nothing short of brilliant. Talk about creative!

Disney’s Family Fun has a list of some really simple and easy, do-it-yourself options for ringing in the New Year.

If you are near the City of Boston, consider attending their First Night event – an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration for the entire. Boston’s First Night party lasts for 3 days (Dec. 31 to Jan. 2) and includes over 250 different indoor and outdoor locations, performances, and a thousand musical, dance, theater and other artistic performers. The event is perfect for adults and children of all ages. Admission is $18 ($15 if you order online) and children 4 and under are free. The fee helps to support First Night, a private non-profit organization. For more information on the event, to order tickets or to download their brochure – visit their website.

Of course, if you are in New York City, don’t forget about the Eloise New Years party being held at The Plaza in New York City.