Planning to celebrate New Years Eve from your couch this year? Join the club! With the high cost of babysitters, and high probability of falling asleep before the ball drops anyway – it only makes sense to stay home and get cozy. But that doesn’t mean you have skip all the fun.
These three New Years Eve festivities are fun for parents, perfect for little ones, and totally do-able without changing out of your pajamas.
1. Sprinkle-Rimmed Milk Toast
No champagne? No problem. Just pour a couple of glasses of milk and decorate with fun sprinkles, cookies, or other candies for a festive, family-friendly New Year’s Eve toast!
2. Bedtime Ball Drop
Most kids can’t make it until midnight to watch the ball drop – and lets be honest – most adults can’t either! Watch the ball drop on your own time (and with some of your kiddo’s favorite characters) thanks to Netflix! You can choose your favorite New Years theme and press play on the ball drop at whatever bedtime sounds good to you! See this year’s options here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq-OnVBw_k0
3. Emoji Magic 8 Ball
Wondering what the new year has in store for you? This homemade magic 8 ball will tell all! You’ll need a few supplies (so be sure to grab them in advance) but the actual construction is pretty simple and fun for kids. Get the instructions here: https://www.todaysparent.com/family/crafts/how-to-make-an-emoji-magic-8-ball/