The countdown to 2023 has begun! Which means it’s time to ring in the new year with your nearest and dearest. Celebrating a New Year is always exciting, but celebrating with the family makes it all the more memorable. From mock midnights to sparkler send-offs, we’re sharing the best New Year’s Eve activities for kids. Cue the sparkling cider toasts!

New Year's Eve kid's party supplies.

New Year's Eve party supplies like plates, napkins, and cups.

  1. New Year Wishes

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for the grownups. In fact, coming up with goals for the new year is a fabulous tradition to add to your NYE agenda. We suggest having a designated notebook to keep a record of everyone’s wishes each year (mom and dad included!) 

This way you can look back on years past and see what’s changed. You can even store the notebook with your holiday decorations so it stays in one easy, accessible place!

New Year's Eve party ideas for kids.

  1. Mock Midnight

For kids too little to make it to midnight, feel free to ring in the New Year with a different time zone! From Time Square to Champs-Élysées, it’ll be 12 AM somewhere. So, pick a place and time that works with your schedule, and celebrate a few hours earlier. 

Feel free to turn the event into a petite pajama party so they know bedtime is near. After all, there’s nothing better than cozying up in comfy clothes to watch the ball drop!

New Year's Eve kids party favors.

Gold and silver New Year's Eve party decorations.

  1. DIY “Photo Booth”

For many of us, just the idea of decorating for anything post-Christmas is exhausting. However, you can still participate in the sparkly NYE decor scene without doing the most. Setting up a New Year’s Eve backdrop is not only fun, but super easy to do.  

New Year's Eve clock balloon.

Simply drape some tinsel garlands and balloons (this gold balloon arch kit makes the entire process a breeze). Then stock up on noisemakers and other photo props to use. Your kids will have a blast posing for pics, and you’ll have an entire collection of photos to cherish.

New Year's Eve kids party sparkling cider.

Disco-themed New Year's Eve party supplies.

  1. Dressed-Up Dinner Party

Even the little ones know that NYE is a glamorous occasion, so they’ll love the idea of getting dressed up. And by “dressed up,” we mean “accessorized” with New Year’s party hats, crowns, and temporary tattoos.

Turn dinnertime into a glitzy New Year’s Eve kid's party and set out crackers and surprise balls at each place. 

New Year's Eve craft kit.

We also recommend playing games or doing a craft to make the event last a bit longer. And don’t forget to cheers with some sparkling cider and a celebratory toast to the new year!

Star-shaped sparklers for New Year's Eve.

  1. Sparkler “Send-Off”

Kids love anything that makes noise, and this is one holiday that it’s best to embrace it. However, if you want something on the quieter side, sparklers are always a fun idea. Head outside and light up the sky with a few sparkler wands (or glow sticks for the littler crowd). When the clock strikes midnight, wave them around and say “au revoir” to 2022! 

New Year's Eve at Bonjour Fête.

Whether you're having a big bash or simply playing board games, New Year’s Eve is always a special night. For more New Year’s Eve party ideas, you can browse the rest of our collection here. From our fête to yours, Happy New Year! Xx

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