Celebrating the New Year with Kids? What About a Noon Year’s Eve!

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The latest fun idea for celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids is to hold a ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ party! Get your party started earlier and ring the new year in with a bang – we’ve got some great ideas to make your Noon Year’s Eve a blast!

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The great thing about a Noon Year’s Eve party to celebrate the new year with your kids, is that you can enjoy this party much earlier in the day. Then, provided you don’t crash on the sofa before the bells ring, you can get do bedtime, get dolled up and enjoy the adult’s New Year festivities.

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10 Ideas for Noon Year’s Eve Fun With Kids

#1. Make a Fortune Teller

Get out some paper, scissors and pens and make a ‘fortune teller’ for the New Year ahead. All you need are some paper, scissors and markers, then follow our instructions on how to make a fortune teller here.

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#2. Make a Time Capsule

Celebrate the year that’s ending by compiling a time capsule full of fun treasures and objects that your family have gathered together. You could include family news stories, photos, small mementoes of trips and fun days this year, a picture from school, handprint paintings and many more.

Don’t forget to print off our free downloadable time capsule sheet to get your started.

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#3. Make Paper Plate Noise Makers

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These paper plate noise makers are the perfect quick and easy craft to keep preschoolers and toddlers entertained during your party. To make them, you will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paint, markers or crayons
  • Curly ribbon
  • Dried pasta or beans
  • Tape
  • Glue or stapler
  1. Have children paint or colour the back of the paper plate.
  2. Attach the curly ribbon to the edge of the plate so that when folded in half, the ribbon will stick out.
  3. Add some pasta or beans to each plate and fold in half.
  4. Staple or glue the plate closed.
  5. Shake and enjoy!

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#4. Make Goals for the New Year

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Print out our new year’s sheet to make mini resolutions for the next year. What do you hope to achieve? Even little ones can take part by adding resolutions like sharing toys, being nice to friends and siblings, not fighting, eating their vegetables, etc.

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#5. Make an Old Year ‘Best’ List

This list of your ‘best’ things from the ending year is something you can keep and compile each year. Include your favourites for categories such as:

  • Best movie
  • Best book you read
  • Most memorable trip
  • Favourite song of the year
  • Best holiday moment
  • Best family day out
  • Best thing you did for someone else this year
  • Best moment of the year

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#6. Have Some New Year Nibbles

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What are your kids favourite foods? Transform anything into a ‘mini’ or bite-size version and it’s even more tempting for little ones!

What about mini pizzas made with English muffin bases? Or cupcakes arranged on a plate like a clock? We love brownies iced and decorated with the numbers of next year, and no one says no to mini hamburgers, veggies and dip, chicken goujons, or fun fruit kebabs!

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#7. Ring in the Noon New Year with a Mocktail

Kids love to feel like one of the grown ups, and will be entranced with a mocktail of their very own! Try one of these seasonal non-alcoholic drinks and say a big family ‘Cheers!’ to the new year.

#8. Do a Noon Year’s Eve Countdown

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Who doesn’t love the countdown where the last moments of the year fade into the new year? Kids definitely will – it’s like the ultimate blast off!

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#9. Sing Auld Lang Syne

What better way to round out your Noon Year’s Eve party with the kids than by singing the New Year’s Eve tradition of Auld Lang Syne?

Start by forming a circle with each person crossing their hands and holding hands with their neighbours. As you sing, move into the middle of the circle and back again (a bit like the Hokey Cokey song!).

If you’re stuck on the words (and we all are, don’t worry!), here’s a quick recap that will help you out:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp!
And surely, I’ll be mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
(Repeat chorus)

#10. Take Photos

Snap away at your Noon Year’s Eve with the kids – even if it’s just some quick selfies making funny faces. These are the moments to treasure – and the photos would be perfect for next year’s time capsule.

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Will you be having a Noon Year’s Eve party? Great idea, or one to skip? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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