6 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve at home with the kids
Some awesome ideas for ringing in the New Year with the kids.

New Year's Eve is probably one of the most celebrated evenings across the world. With everyone still in the festive mood after a wonderful Christmas and on either their school holiday or a well-deserved break from the office, everyone tends to put on their dancing shoes and party until midnight.

But if you're not feeling going out this year and painting the town red, we've got a few ideas that might be useful to make it a special night at home for the entire family. 

So here's to avoiding the crowds and ending off 2017 in a memorable way, and all from the comfort of your home with the ones you love!

1. Dress up all fancy

Pull that little black dress out from the back of your cupboard, dust off your sharpest suit and dress up the kids!

Your night will feel special and fun if you dress for it — plus it will make for awesome pictures.

Go over the top: White gloves, pearls, bow ties and tiaras are easily found in your local party shop, amongst your kids’ toys or, if you’re really lucky, in granny’s cupboard.

Paint everyone’s nails. Wear hats. Break out the glitter and get fancy!

2. Watch the celebrations in other countries

If your kids need to go to bed before midnight you can bring their new year celebrations forward a little early and watch the celebrations on TV of other countries having their New Year's.

You can find an appropriate time on timeanddate.com.

3. The Balloon Drop

You can’t have a ball drop in your own home, but you can have a bunch of balloons drop as you ring in the New Year.

You can make one by filling some netting or a plastic tablecloth with inflated balloons (don’t use helium). Tape the balloon-filled net to the ceiling in the party room and release them when guests reach the end of their midnight countdown.

(Picture Credit: Been There, Pinned That)

4. Candyfloss drinks

Put some candy floss in a fancy glass and let the kids pour fizzy lemonade over it to make a delicious and festively fun drink.

5. Make some noisemakers

Instead of buying noisemakers, set up a crafts table and have the kids make their own noisemakers to welcome the New Year.

There are so many different ways to make them so check out this Pinterest board for some fun make-and-do crafts.

6. Record the year

Take a minute on New Year’s Eve to record a few of your child’s memories.

Write their favourite book, food, toy and anything special that happened that year.

Put it away with your holiday decorations to take out and read the next holiday season.

Click on the picture below to print the sheet for your kids to fill out.

For more New Year's Eve ideas for your kids check out our Pinterest board.

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