15 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Your Kids – Before 9pm

New Year’s Eve looks a lot different than it did before kids. Gone are the days of 10 p.m. dinners and watching the ball drop at a party with friends. But really, we wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s something so magical watching your kids experience the holidays. And New Year’s Eve is no exception.

The problem? Those pesky early bedtimes. But don’t even think about keeping them up late–you might end up with cranky kids the next day that somehow wake up even earlier than normal. So our grand idea for New Year’s Eve with kids is counting down to midnight early. Read on for 15 ideas to celebrate before bedtime. Our personal fave? A DIY ball drop and countdown at noon.


1. New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt


2. New Year’s “Best” Game


3. Simple New Year’s Eve Mocktails for Kids


4. Pop-Up Firework Craft


5. DIY Balloon Drop

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6. Funfetti Poppers


7. Kid-Friendly Fondue Party

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8. A New Year Interview


9. Gold Slime Recipe


10. DIY Confetti Sticks


11. DIY Clock Countdown Balloons

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12. Confetti Science Eruption


13. Sparkling Family-Friend Jello Push-Ups


14. DIY Party Crackers


15. New Year’s Eve Star Crown

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