5 Tips for a Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

Plan a New Year's Eve party the little ones will love.
Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson


It can be a little tricky planning a New Year’s Eve celebration that includes fun for the whole family. But, with the right activities and entertainment, you can plan a fun, kid friendly New Year’s Eve party to keep everyone involved and excited to ring in the New Year together. 

Here are 5 tips for hosting a kid friendly New Year’s Eve party.

Decorate Together

Let the kids to help decorate for your New Year’s Eve party. Streamers, confetti, noisemakers and fun hats are must haves and perfect for New Year’s Eve with kids. Once the party has started, let the kids make a little mess with the confetti and streamers during the party (hey –it’s just once a year right)? They’ll love having the opportunity to get a little silly.

Bring In Balloons 

Setting up your own balloon drop is a great way to add extra real-time excitement when the clock strikes midnight. Balloons raining down from the ceiling will be a fun treat for guests of all ages. You may also want to consider hiring a balloon twister to entertain the kids by creating crazy party hats and props for the kids to play with during the party.

Plan Activities and Entertainment

Have all of the guests (adults and kids) make their New Year’s resolutions and share them out loud. Then asks guests to keep their resolutions so you can look back at them next year! Another fun activity for the youngsters would be putting together a time capsule of the past year with your favorite photos.

While you may not be able to have live music at this family friendly event, when you’re ready for the party to rock, bring in a karaoke DJ and let guests sing their favorite tunes from this New Year’s Eve playlist. What better way to celebrate the new year than with a dance party worthy of a Times Square celebration.

Kids party entertainment like face painting can be a fun activity and great photo opportunity too. Don’t forget to catch the fireworks displays streaming throughout the night. This New Year’s Eve with kids will be one you all will never forget.

Create a Menu

If you are hosting a mixture of adults and kids, make sure you have something that appeals to appetites of all ages. You can always provide food items that are specific to the kids, but in the interest of saving time and money why not come up with some menu ideas that are suitable for everyone to enjoy?  Cocktail franks, sliders and mini pizzas are great mouth-watering snacks for guests both young and old. 

Cheers Together!

Sparkling cider makes a great beverage choice to toast at the midnight ball drop (or earlier if the little ones can’t stay up until midnight). Kids will feel grown up and special with this special beverage treat. Most importantly, enjoy the last night of the year with the ones you love and look forward to an exciting new year!

Find more New Year’s Eve party inspiration on The Bash.

Published on 12/16/2020