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Fun Ways to Celebrate NYE at Home!

If you're like us, we will be celebrating New Year's Eve at home with the kids and decided to share a few fun ideas for families to celebrate together, as well as enjoy the ball drop once the kids are asleep. Scroll through for what we've found.


Noon Year's Eve

If you have little ones, who will most likely be in bed before the ball drops, the idea of a Noon Year's Eve is so much fun. Here are a few different ways you can celebrate.


1. Try a Noon Year's Eve balloon clock countdown by the Suburban Mom! (photo above)

Another option that doesn't require balloons is a countdown plate!


2. Check out a virtual kid-friendly noon year's eve event!


3. Create a NYE sensory bin by the Magic Playbook.


4. Play a themed scavenger hunt


5. Have a dance party with the best tunes in 2020!


6. Build your own New Year's Eve countdown chain by the OT Tool Box



Have a Game Night


Games are great for all ages and are even more fun when you're playing together as a family. Here's a list of a few favs you probably already have at home






Order In or Make a Family Fav!

Consider making a family favorite for NYE dinner. It's a great way for the family to all come together and celebrate while making their favorite dish. Here's a link to a few easy recipes that can get you started.


If you're thinking of ordering in, here's what's open! Plus, here's what's open on New Year's Day.



Host a Virtual Countdown!


Zoom has become everyone's go-to lately for birthdays and celebrations so why not consider a zoom NYE countdown. Invite your closest friends and family to join you as the ball drops and 2021 begins!


Here are a few fun tips on hosting a virtual dinner party from Delish!




Dress Up + Make Some Cocktails

Even though you may not be going anywhere, that doesn't mean you can't dress up. Put on your NYE best with the family and take a few photos. Then change into PJs or comfy loungewear if you prefer. Once the kids are down consider making a fun cocktail to ring in 2021. Here are a few drink recipes! Oh, and you can even have the alcohol delivered to you. Here's how.


Here's a fun kid-friendly cocktail too! Or try these mocktails.



Activities to keep the kids busy

If the kids do decide to stay up and watch the ball drop, here are a few activities to keep them busy in the meantime.


- DIY Party Poppers by Simply Bessy

- NYE Party Hat printables by Happiness is Homemade

- Make a 2020 time capsule by The Mama Notes





What to watch?

If you're wondering what to watch leading up to the ball drop, here's a list of binge-worthy shows + where to watch to see the ball drop.


Dick Clark's New Year's Eve

Top 10 Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix

Movies you MUST see before 2021






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