10 Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

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New Year’s Eve parties aren’t just for adults! Whether you’re entertaining your family this year or your kids will be present at a grown-up party, it’s good to keep the kids in mind when planning your New Year’s festivities. If you’re getting ready for an end of the year party with kids, you need to check out these 10 Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party Ideas! All of these ideas are sure to be enjoyed by kids of all ages, and the adults will have fun with them too!

Kid friendly New Years Eve party ideas

1. Serve Mocktails
Just because the kids can’t have alcohol doesn’t mean they have to drink what they usually do. Instead, make them some mocktails in pretty colors! The drinks will look fancy, but they’ll just be made with non-alcoholic juice, soda, or syrup.

2. Serve Kid Friendly Finger Food
If you’re going to have a kid friendly New Year’s Eve, you need to serve the appropriate food! While adult guests may enjoy oysters or stuffed mushrooms, it’s likely your kids won’t want to touch the stuff. Instead, serve up some chicken nuggets, pasta salad and mini pizzas for the kids to snack on.
Top 100 Finger Foods

3. Have Dancing
Many kids love to dance! Include some modern tracks in your party playlist, and get the kids dancing! Throw in some party dances like The Chicken Dance and get everyone up!
Kid’s Dance Party CD

4. Bring On The Noise!
Kids just naturally like to make noise. Let them have fun being noisy at your kid friendly New Year’s Eve party by letting them make their own noise makers! If you don’t have time to create your own, you can get a big bag of inexpensive clackers and blowouts at the dollar store.
Noisemaker Assortment

5. Sing, sing, sing!
If your kids like to sing, they’d have a lot of fun doing karaoke on New Year’s Eve. If you don’t have a karaoke machine or console game, consider just downloading a karaoke app to your phone. Everyone will have a lot of fun singing along with new and old hits!
Disney Karaoke Favorites

6. Play Multi-Player Video Games
An excellent kid friendly New Year’s Eve activity is playing group video games. While any video games will work, the best ones are those that use your Wii or Playstation Move to keep everyone on their feet and moving about.

7. Set off Fireworks
Fireworks are always fun! Give the kids gloves so they can hold sparklers, and let the adults set off some bigger fireworks. Then sit back and watch the pretty light show!

8. Take pictures and videos
You don’t need a photo booth for party photos. Check the link below for props you can use for fun photos! Vidoe the nights festivities. Put on a show, tell jokes and funny stories. Have a fashion show or hair makeovers! The possibilities are endless.
Fun Photo Props For New Years

9. Play Board Games
Board games are a wonderful way for everyone to have fun together during your New Year’s Eve party! Either play a few rounds of the same game, or switch it up by playing a variety of different board games.
Party board games

10. Have a Scavenger Hunt
Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! Have the kids and adults work individually or in teams to find various items that you’ve hidden around your home. You can find lots of clever scavenger hunt ideas online.
Family scavenger hunt in a box

What’s your favorite kid friendly New Year’s Eve party activity?

Kid Friendly New Years Eve Party Ideas

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  1. violet taylor says:


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    too late for this year but great ideas for next. i host one every years for my daycare kids

  2. Edna Williams says:


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    Love this! Lots of fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Amber Ludwig says:


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    Love the dancing and mocktails!! I even indulge in mocktails myself lol!! They are so pretty and yummy and don’t make me feel awful the next day!!

  4. Jennifer Heintz says:

    I wish I had seen this before having the grandkids spend the night! We did several of your activities, but I would have had a scavenger hunt! That sound like an activity that would have taken a little time.

  5. Emily Endrizzi says:

    Lots of great ideas. I love New Year’s Eve with the kids.


  6. Twitter:
    Great ideas! Definitely going to share this..Thank you for all the creative ideas.
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  7. WONDERFUL IDEAS THIS SHOULD KEEP THY KIDS BUSY TILL MIDNIGHT TO SEE IN THE NEWYEAR!!! BLESSED BE

  8. Crystal says:

    These are all great ideas! My oldest son is used to staying up with me, but this is the first year I’m going to let my other 2 stay up as well. I’m going to have to make sure they have plenty of fun things to do so they can make it until it’s time!
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  9. Twitter:
    So fun! I think we are going to do some fun New Years crafts with our kids.
    Censie Sawyer recently posted..New Year’s Paper Fan Clock Decorations & A NYE Party!My Profile

  10. Christina says:


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    Nothing like the chicken dance to get everybody moving! Ha! These are all great ideas 🙂
    Christina recently posted..Ring In The New Year With My Golden Blue Pear DrinkMy Profile


  11. Twitter:
    These are all such great ideas. I’m always at a loss for what to do with my kids on New Year’s Eve. I love the idea of serving mocktails so they have fancy drinks, too!
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  12. Kerri says:


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    I definitely need some ideas for New Year’s Eve. We are staying home and the kids want to do something fun. I like the idea of having a dance party!
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