When you have small children, New Years Eve seems to be much different than when you were younger. You may possibly find yourself exchanging nice dinners for pizza or fancy dresses for sweatpants. You may not even make it to midnight to watch the iconic ball drop in times square. But ultimately, New Years Eve can be fun for the whole family when the time come if you find the right events. Often time local events can be found on online calendars and facebook events. Otherwise, look at your local children’s venues to see if they have any special events planned for the holidays. If you are stuck, here are a few ideas to get you on your way to planning you and your kids fun New Years Eve. Don’t get me wrong, you could be looking forward to New Year’s from the comfort of your own couch, but if you want to get out and about or even a social gathering here are a few suggestions.
What you do on new years also needs to correspond with your budget. Do you want to spend a lot of money? Do you want to do it up big or keep it low key? Both need to be considered before deciding on what you want to do. Fancy dinners and partys can cost a lot of money. Tickets and outfits can cost a pretty penny. Even food and alcohol add up regardless of what you do. If you decide to travel this time of year it gets pricey as well. This isn’t a suggestion or idea on what to do but rather a suggestion on what to think about before you make plans.
The easiest thing to do with kids is to stay home. You can stay home with just your family, invite people to join you, or be invited to join others at their house. If you decide to stay home with just your family you can always do your own countdown. There are countdowns offered on some streaming services that allow you to do it any time of day so that your kids don’t miss it. To make it a little more special you can always get some hats and noisemakers and add in a little dance party to be festive. This can be done if others are invited as well. You can even ask your guests to dress up in fancy attire, buy nice food or make a fancy dinner to make it different than most nights.
There are a lot of options locally for New Years Eve. Check with your closest bowling alleys, movie theaters, trampoline parks, bounce houses, fun zones, music venues to see what they have planned. They often offer kid friendly events that happen during the day or even earlier in the evening. Libraries are a great source for family fun. They may have a countdown to noon or other festive activities that are great for kids. Another good thing with libraries is that they are free!
Kids are typically easy to please, especially during this time of the year. Just try to think outside the box a little bit to make it enjoyable for both you and the kids. You can still have your champagne with your friends, just invite them to come with!
Kids are typically easy to please, especially during this time of the year. Just try to think outside the box a little bit to make it enjoyable for both you and the kids. YOu can still have your champagne with your friends, just invite them to come with!