10 New Year’s Eve Party Ideas For Kids

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This New Year’s, try letting the kids celebrate at midnight London Time (4 PM PST/7 PM EST). That way, they can watch the global celebrations on the news…and get to bed without feeling left out of grown-up celebrations. While you’re waiting for midnight, these New Year’s crafts for kids are a great way to ring in 2014! They’re ideal for parties, too.

Recycled Party Hats
Recycled Party Hats
Ring in the new year with a “green” start! These adorable hats are made with materials right from the recycling bin. Teaching kids to reuse, recycle, and create is definitely a great New Year’s resolution!

Chocolate Dipping Spoons
Chocolate Dipping Spoons
These chocolate dipping spoons are yummy, easy for kids to make with a little help from a grown-up, and great party treats. Stir them into a hot beverage and add an instant burst of chocolate to your coffee or cocoa.

Pipe Cleaner Crowns
Pipe Cleaner Crown
With only 2 materials, this pipe cleaner crown is the perfect easy addition to party time.

New Year’s Eve Surprise Poppers
New Year's Eve Surprise Poppers
New Year’s Eve has never been so fun! These festive poppers are easy to make, and kids love cracking them open to reveal goodies and trinkets. This project is a great way to get your kid involved in party planning for the new year!

Glittery Duct Tape Bracelets
Duct Tape Bracelets
These pretty and sparkly bracelets are so easy to make and so fun to wear. This is a great craft to do with just one kid or a whole group.

Festive Confetti Votive
Festive Confetti Votive
Make these votive holders we made with just a little confetti, glue and a jar! They’re a great way to decorate for a glittery New Year’s party. Bonus–kids love making them!

Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Send your guests home from the party with these eco-friendly party poppers. Have your kids help make them, fill them and pass them out to friends as they leave. You can fill them with candy, stickers or any trinket. Best, you can decorate them however you want!

Time Capsule
Time Capsule
Ring in the New Year — and say goodbye to the old — with a sweet, simple time capsule. Dig it up next year…or leave it for future generations!

New Year’s Eve Tiara
New Year's Eve Tiara
Celebrate the New Year in style with this fancy tiara! Each one can be custom-made to fit each child’s personality. There are so many ways to make this party crown unique and special.

Photo Booth Play Date
Photo Booth
Make New Year’s memories with this easy-to-put-together DIY photo booth! With simple props found around the house, you can set up hours of silly, dress-up fun. Get your camera ready: you’ll be posting these hilarious photos on all your social networks.

  1. Posted by Markey |

    For our New Years party we are hosting a variety of ages. We are planning to have a kid’s countdown at 9pm so that the kiddos aren’t up until all hours and then cranky the next day!!

  2. Posted by Carol |

    I love these ideas especially the time capsule. That is perfect and the kids are involved and gives them something to look forward to each year.

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