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10 Kid-Friendly Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

The thought of leaving the house on New Year’s Eve can be daunting if you are a parent, so why  not celebrate at home with the kids and some of their closest friends? We’ve searched some of our favorite blogs to find 10 ideas to make ringing in 2017 a night (or noon if you are celebrating Noon Year’s Eve) to remember!

Sparkling Jello Jigglers from SprinkleSomeFun.com1. Sparkling Jello Jigglers from 


Cookies and Milk Toast from SimplyKierste.com2. Cookies and Milk for the Midnight or Noon Year’s Eve Toast from

New Year's Eve Time Capsule for Kids3. Create a New Year’s Eve Time Capsule. has these gorgeous printables you can download today!

New Year's Eve DIY Photobooth from SomewhatSimple.com4. Make a DIY Photobooth Backdrop. We love this idea from! Bonus-have the kids write down their New Year’s resolutions for 2017 to add to hold in their picture!

Glittery Slime from Fun-a-Day.com5. Make some glittery slime with help from!

New Year's Eve Fireworks6. Get creative and paint some New Year’s Eve Fireworks with this guide from!

ModernParentMessyKids.com7. We love this DIY balloon drop idea from!

Blovelyevents.com8. Get your glow on with this awesome tablescape idea from B. Lovely Events!

heyletsmakestuff.com9. It’s the perfect favor your guests can create with you! The DIY party streamer! We are totally digging this idea from!

New Year's Tree10. Turn your Christmas Tree into a New Year’s Tree and decorate it with party hats and noise makers for guests to take. We’ve also seen people leaving New Year’s resolutions on small note cards and pinning them to the tree. Pack it away with the rest of the Christmas decor and wait until it’s time to put up the tree again and see if you’ve accomplished your 2017 goals! Photo from

Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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