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New Years Eve for Kids Doesn’t Have to Be Boring!
I don’t think I’ve stayed up to watch the ball drop and celebrate the new year since I’ve become a mom. Since having kids, we’re always in bed far before midnight. Gotta get sleep while you can, right?! And I never want to get the kids out of their bedtime routine, either. I know many moms get the kids involved in the celebration and countdown during the day on New Year’s Eve instead of trying to keep the kids up late. I think that’s kind of brilliant, don’t you? This year, inspired by B-Inspired Mama’s newest sponsor, DPSG beverages – A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, Sun Drop®, RC Cola®, Squirt® – and their awesome VUDU Movie Credit Offer (find out more below!), we’re going to make New Year’s Eve a fun movie night with the kids. Spending New Year’s Eve with the kids, too? No worries; it doesn’t have to be boring! I’ve gathered up some fun activities from my fellow blogging mamas to make New Years Eve for kids fun, too. Let’s check ’em out…
16 Ideas to Have the BEST New Years Eve for Kids
- Make Fizzy Party Punch for a Kid-Friendly Toast – This is how we’re using our DPSG soda we got such a great deal on at Walmart. Find out more about the VUDU Movie Credit Offer and the kid-friendly punch recipe below!
- Have the Kids Color their Own Party Hats – Download and print this free printable to have the kids make and color their own fun party hats.
- Make New Year’s Number Cookies – Who said the cookie baking had to end at Christmas? Have the kids help bake some number cookies to commemorate the New Year.
- Use a Coloring Sheet to Count Down – Download and print this free fireworks coloring sheet to help the kids count down the last hours of the year.
- Make Noisy Shakers – Use recycled materials to make some noisy New Year’s Eve Shakers – perfect for celebrating when the clock strikes 12 (or whatever time you need to get the kids to bed!).
- Or Try this Noisemaker Craft – Here’s another fun noisemaker craft that will give the kids something to do and help them celebrate, too.
- Play with Glittery Playdough – Make this sparkly homemade playdough that’s reminiscent of the New Year’s Eve Ball in Time Square.
- Make Sparkling Party Slime – Or make some sparkly homemade slime for the kids to play with and explore.
- Play BINGO! – This printable New Year’s Eve themed BINGO game looks super fun and makes playing a game easy peasy.
- Make a Countdown Clock – Get the kids to help make their own countdown clock. It will help them learn time, too!
- Play in a New Year Themed Sensory Bin – Fill a sensory bin with New Year’s themed goodies for the kids to explore.
- Make Silly Predictions with a Silly Fill-In – Use this free printable to make some silly predictions for the year ahead!
- Look Back on Your Year – Use this free “Year in Review” printable to help the kids look back on the year they had.
- Make a Memory Jar Time Capsule – Help the kids preserve their memories from the past year with a memory jar time capsule activity.
- Make a New Year Wishing Wall – Help the kids look ahead to new adventures by making a New Year Wishing Wall.
- Open Countdown Bags – Fill numbered bags with treats and activities ahead of time for the kids to open every hour until the New Year.
How to Kid-Friendly Make Fizzy Party Punch
I thought the kids would get a kick out of having their own fancy drink to toast with at our New Years Eve party. So I headed to Walmart to stock up on soda to make a fun fizzy party punch for them. Here’s how to make it…
- crystal sugar for rimming the glass/cup (optional)
- Canada Dry® Cranberry Ginger Ale
- Snapple® Fruit Punch
- Rainbow Sherbet
- lemons and limes, sliced (optional)
- maraschino cherries (optional)
- silly straws (optional)
To Rim the Cups with Sugar: Pour crystal sugar in a bowl wider than the rim of the kid-safe cups. Pour about a half an inch of Canada Dry® into another bowl wider than the rim of the cups. Dip the rim of each cup into the bowl with the Canada Dry® and then into the crystal sugar so the sugar sticks to the rim.
To Make the Punch: Fill the cup 1/3 of the way with fruit punch. Fill another 1/3 of the way with Canada Dry®. Add a scoop of rainbow sherbet. Garnish with lemons, limes, and a cherry. Add a silly straw and let the kids toast and enjoy!
Make New Years Eve a Movie Night with this VUDU Offer!
Our New Year’s Eve this year will be a kid-friendly movie night, too, since we were able to take advantage of this awesome VUDU Movie Credit offer…
“When you purchase (10) 2-liters or (5) 0.5L 6packs of A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, Sun Drop®, RC Cola®, Squirt® during the month of December at Walmart you receive a $5 VUDU Movie Credit.”
So I got all of the A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, Sun Drop®, RC Cola®, Squirt® I’ll need for the holiday season at my local Walmart for only $1.00 each, PLUS I earned a $5 VUDU movie credit, too!
If you want to take advantage of the offer, too, just save your receipt and go to holidayvuduoffer.com to submit it for your $5 VUDU Movie Credit.
How do you make New Years Eve for kids more fun and memorable? Tell us about it in the comments below!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DPSG. The opinions and text are all mine.