Looking for New Year’s Eve plans the entire family can enjoy? Try one of these activities for couples, kids, and friends of all ages.
For the Adults
Just because the party is for all ages, doesn’t mean you can’t have adults-only activities. Since it’s New Year’s Eve, you may want to set up a bar or a champagne toast area. When the clock strikes midnight, everyone can clink glasses as they wish one another a happy and healthy 2019.
Adults may want to relax, so think about creating a comfortable lounge area where they can kick back and snack on the evening’s fare while they enjoy a conversation. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some of your guests may be ready to play. Set up a poker table or place for card games (we love a round of Spades or Canasta), and let the good times roll.
For the Kids
Kids (especially the ones who can stay awake until midnight!) will want in on the toast as well. Be sure to have sparkling cider on-hand for them to say “cheers.”
Create a special New Year’s Eve fun room for kids who are old enough to play on their own. Turn your dining room, playroom, or office into an area with different zones they can enjoy throughout the night. For example, make a zone for crafting New Year’s hats, one for playing games, and one for watching movies.
If you live in an area where you are able to shoot fireworks or use sparklers, this is a much-loved New Year’s tradition that everyone will enjoy watching. Be sure to take care and follow the proper instructions for all fireworks to prevent injury.
And, of course, you’ll want to have “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on the television to catch performances from the year’s hottest music acts and to see the ball drop when the clock strikes 12. Whether young or young at heart, it’s one tradition that seems to bring a smile to everyone’s face.