Partying the night away on New Year’s Eve — with children?
Here are some essentials for keeping them entertained stretching past what’s normally their bedtime hour.
The easiest way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with children is to stay in and host the party yourself. Set up a play area, or even a room, where all the children can go. Make sure the play room is fully stocked with the following:
There should be balloons everywhere! You can even tape a black garbage bag to a ceiling fan and fill it with balloons so at midnight the bag opens and all the balloons fall out. Have each balloon numbered with a time on it. For example, if the party starts at 8 p.m., then label one balloon with an 8, then one with a 9 and so on until midnight. Pop each balloon at the stroke of that hour.