Have A Rockin’ NYE At Home With These 5 Fun Activities

Have A Rockin’ NYE At Home With These 5 Fun Activities

Whether the kids are 2 or 18, celebrating NYE at home can be an absolute blast. There’s no need to take your uncomfortable heels out of the closet, the munchkins are close to bed if they don’t make it to midnight, and unlike the inflated cost of public New Year’s celebrations, partying at home won’t leave your pocketbook hungover on January 1.

If you want to go above and beyond cozying up with a movie and some popcorn, we’ve pulled together five fun projects that the kids will be talking about well into 2016. From balloon drops to time capsules, there’s a little something for everyone. Check out the details below!

Christine Bush/City Kid Corner
Christine Bush/City Kid Corner

Make A Time Capsule

New Year’s Eve is a fantastic time to sit down together as a family and talk about the memories, activities, and people that helped to make this year special. Have everybody write down things like favorite foods, restaurants, places around Brooklyn to visit, new friends that touched your lives – the possibilities are endless. Pull some pictures off the computer to place with the memories, and then stick them in a box that the kids have decorated. Store your time capsule until December 31, 2016, and then marvel at how much your family changed in the course of a year.

Courtesy Brit + Co
Courtesy Brit + Co

Sparkly Hats

New Year’s Eve is seriously all about the headgear. You could hit up the local dollar store for party hats, but it’s pretty easy to make your own. Best of all, it will give the kids something fun to do as they wait for the ball to drop. If your little one is all about the sparkles, check out Brit + Co’s pipe cleaner crowns.

Christine Bush/City Kid Corner
Christine Bush/City Kid Corner

Bring In Da Noise

You can’t have a New Year’s party without noise makers. Stick some rocks, bells, beads, beans, rice – whatever you have on hand – on a paper plate. Glue a second plate on top of the first one, let it dry, and shake away.

Courtesy Little Bins For Little Hands
Courtesy Little Bins For Little Hands

Glitter Slime

What’s the only thing better than slime? Glitter slime! Even the Times Square Ball would be jealous of glitter slime’s bling. Get the details on this simple project from Little Bins For Little Hands.

Christine Bush/City Kid Corner
Christine Bush/City Kid Corner

DIY Balloon Drop

If you really want to kick your night up a notch, make a balloon drop. It’s easier than you might think! Slice a large trash bag down the middle.

Christine Bush/City Kid Corner
Christine Bush/City Kid Corner

Pull the cut edges back together and run a strip of painters tape down the middle to secure. Fold a small tab at the end of your tape, and tie a long string or ribbon onto the tab.

Christine Bush/City Kid Corner
Christine Bush/City Kid Corner

Fill the bag with balloons, and then attach it to the ceiling with more painters tape. Once the family’s countdown hits 1, pull the string and balloons will rain down on the heads of your excited kids.

Have any other fun New Year’s Eve traditions or projects? Share them with us in the comments below!

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