As 2020 winds down, it is important to reflect on the growth we have made during this incredibly tough year. But 2021 beginning does not mean we can stop being safe and cautious. This New Year’s Holiday will be yet another holiday spent away from family and friends. If you have young children and are unsure how you are going to spend this New Year’s Eve, we have compiled a list of 5 awesome activities to ring in the New Year.
1. Fake Ball Drop
If you have young children who cannot stay up too late, you can hold an early ball drop. Around 7 or 8pm, as kids are winding down for bedtime, cue a video of last year’s NYE show and starting counting down from 10. Watch the ball drop with your kiddos, celebrate the start of a new year, and then tuck them into bed. This way, they can enjoy the fun and you avoid the fuss.
2. Homemade crafts
Party hats and noisemakers are iconic symbols of New Year’s celebrations. You can have an arts and crafts session decorating hats and noisemakers with markers, glitter, pom-poms, jewels, and more. A quick dollar store trip will cover the needed materials for this fun activity but will bring a lot of smiles and laughs to your kid’s face.
3. Roast Tuck-ins
This time of year is all about chocolate and sweets, and NYE is no different! Tuck-ins are Inside-Out S’mores that make for a fun activity to do with kids and a delicious treat. Tuck-ins can be roasted over the stove top and enjoyed as a family. With flavors such as Classic S'more, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter, and Peppermint, there is something for both kids and parents. Get them here and use code SMORE15 for 15% off your order!
4. New Year’s Resolutions
Kids can make New Year’s Resolutions too! Bring out some paper and markers and ask your kids what they are looking forward to in the next year. What is something they want to get better at? Is there something they have wanted to try, but have not yet? It is healthy and fun for kids to set their own goals and work towards achieving them in the new year!
5. Pick a Song to Play as The Ball Drops
Whether you are doing an early ball drop or waiting up for the real thing, you can perfectly time a song to lead you into 2021. This list compiled by Alt Press has 20 song ideas that, if started at the proper time, will have deliberate lyrics play as soon as the clock strike midnight. We like the recommendation of playing “Roaring Twenties” by Panic! at the Disco at exactly 11:59:15 to enter 2021 singing “this is my roaring, roaring twenties!”