Pinterest to the Rescue for Your Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

For those of you staying in this Saturday night to ring in 2012, here are some fun ways to include the kids in your celebrations plans.

What would New Year’s Eve be without a ball drop?! Make your own ball for dropping at the stroke of midnight (or 5 pm!), made from Styrofoam and jewels!  Click here for the tutorial for this fun craft that the kids will love!


Serve up fancy sparkling punch with these fun personalized glasses for the kids.  Decorate with 2012 number stickers, ribbons, or whatever floats your boat!  Click here for all the details!


For a yummy New Year’s Eve treat that doubles as a party horn, try these fun snacks!  Made from chocolate, sugar cones, and sprinkles, these are perfect for making with the kids.  That is, if you don’t mind children covered in chocolate.  Check out the recipe here!


Maybe you’re feeling super ambitious and would like to set up something a little elaborate to entertain the kids all the way until midnight.  Click here for one mom’s idea for an advent calendar style hourly activity leading up the big moment.  At each hour, the family opens a bag that reveals a fun activity!


Noisemakers and party poppers are always a big hit with kids (and adults!)  Here are three easy tutorials on how to make these fun New Year’s Eve party favors.

1.  New Year’s Eve Party Poppers

2.  New Year’s Eve Noisemakers from Alphamom

3.  New Year’s Eve Noisemakers from Makes and Takes


Create a new tradition for saving memories each new year!  Begin an interview series with each member of your family. Each year on New Year’s Eve (or Day), look back at the answers from the previous year to see how everyone has changed.  Teach Mama has a downloadable pdf of sample interview questions to help you get started.

How ever you spend your New Year’s Eve, Family Friendly Knoxville wishes you a safe and fun New Year’s Eve and prosperous 2012!

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