New Years Eve party ideas for kids

December 14, 2019

New Year’s Eve is fun for adults and children alike. A time to come together for the last time in the year, before the new one begins. Hosting a party is a great way to celebrate and there are many great ways to make a party special. Take a look at the following ideas on how to throw a New Years Eve party for the children…

How to throw a New Years Eve party for the children

Fun decorations and party supplies

You want to set the stage for your New Year’s Eve party. You can hang up signs that say “Happy New Year!” You can buy paper goods such as paper plates, cups and a tablecloth with this theme. You can have your kids make decorations with fireworks on them.

You want the kids to get into the celebratory spirit. You can buy different types of noisemakers. They can blow in them or you can get music instruments for them to hold. They sell tiaras and crowns that say “Happy New Year” as well.


Kids love fireworks, and you can do your own if it is legal where you live. You can buy the kids sparklers if they are old enough. You can buy firework fountains or fun growing snakes or poppers. There are many different sets, which can celebrate New Year’s in a fitting style. Of course make sure to take all the safety precautions with fireworks.

A New Year’s Eve craft is another fun activity for children. You can have the kids make their own New Year’s ball to drop down during the big moment. You can buy wooden sticks as well as Styrofoam balls. Have the children decorate the Styrofoam balls with craft supplies such as paints and markers. They can write out the new year. They can also use glue to add embellishments such as glitter, sequins and rhinestones. When they are done, they can stick the ball through the wooden stick, raising and lowering it.

There are many other fun crafts to make. They can decorate a hat, t-shirt or picture frame with art supplies to create a fitting keepsake for the New Year.

There are many television programs on that celebrate New Year’s Eve such as Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest. If the kids are old enough to stay up, you can let them watch that. You can also have music and dancing.

You can also help the kids make New Year’s resolutions. You can talk about it with younger kids or have the older kids write it down and put it in a frame as a craft.


You want to have some delicious food for the kids. Pizza is a good staple. One fun idea is to let the kids feel like they are at a fancy party by getting a variety of appetizers. You can get little bagel bites and pizza roles. You will find many reasonable prices appetizer packages at places like Costco.

A New Year’s Eve party can be a lot of fun for kids. Plan the activities around their ages, and do not forget the most important ingredient: fun!

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  • Jenni December 15, 2019 at 10:27 am

    This sounds like lots of fun, I need to get some sparklers in – they are always such a lot of fun. We normally don’t do anything for the new year but a kids party sounds like a great way to ring in the new year.

  • Jenni December 15, 2019 at 11:23 am

    These are great ideas. It’s the first year my son is really looking forward to Christmas and new year so it should be fun

  • Kira December 15, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Some great little ideas you’ve got here for New Year’s Eve . All my girls love pizza so anything that resembles a pizza is definitely winning with them!

  • Jennifer December 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Really good ideas! I never celebrated New Year’s Eve when I was a child so this makes me jealous

  • Nina Louise Law December 15, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I love the idea of serving lots of little snacks, what a great idea! You can’t go wrong with some pizza!

  • Sarupa Shah December 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I always find at New Years eve parties – the kids seem to have a better time! 🙂

  • Rhian westbury December 16, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Food is always one of the most important parts of new year. I like to stay in with friends as going out is so much hassle x

  • Katie December 16, 2019 at 7:44 am

    These all sound so much fun, NYE can be such a stressful time!

    Katie xoxo

  • Rebecca Smith December 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

    These are some great ideas! We always stay in with the kids and some friends and family at our house on NYE so might have to keep these in mind.

  • Helen of Fuss Free Flavours December 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    What a wonderful idea to throw a party for the children. New Year celebrations certainly focus around food and drinks (usually alcohol), so having something just for fun sounds brilliant. A great guide for what you can do.

  • Kara Guppy December 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    It is a just a normal evening for ours. Only the teens stay up with us and its a running joke that we are asleep on the sofa before midnight

  • Rachel December 16, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    These are fab ideas. New Year always seems to centre around drinking so it’s really hard to include children. Great to have some ideas

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