These days a lot of parents are spending their New Years Eve with their families and opting out of going out to parties. Getting a babysitter can be seemingly impossible and let’s face it, a family New Years is an amazing way to spend the first few minutes of the rest of the year!
Get Dressed up
It is so much fun to get all dressed up in something fancy, but why only do it when you are going out somewhere. Get dressed in your best party attire for your family new years party. Take lots of fancy pictures.
Make a Special Mocktail
Enjoy a delicious New Years themed mocktail with your family. In fact, you can all participate in making it together. Drink it from your fanciest glasses and give it a really creative name. Cheers together as a family.
Dance the Night Away
Put on your favourite music and boogie on down as a family. Have a dance-off to see who has the best moves. Who am I kidding? All your moves are going to rock.
Make some appetizer favourites and spend the evening munching on them. It is always fun to be able to eat with your hands and hey, it helps to minimize the dishes.
Decorate the living room with streamers and balloons. Go over the top with colours and décor and transform your living room into party central. Heck, you can even have a balloon fight. It’s new years, anything is possible. You can get some great decorations at the dollar store like the ones below.
Obviously, you aren’t going to want to miss the countdown! Make it special by having party horns for everyone, you can even rig some confetti over top of you and have it falling when the countdown is done. (Even Netflix has some countdowns just for the kiddos, so you can get them to bed earlier than midnight!)
No matter what you do with your family to ring in the new year, it is going to be special. Who wouldn’t want to start the new year with the people they love most? Happy New Year!