Home and Family     Family Fun    

New Year’s Eve fun for kids

Great ideas for your family to ring in the New Year together

New Year’s Eve fun for kids

Get your kids in on the celebration this year with fun ideas from our Pinterest board. From countdown bags to glittery slime, kids are guaranteed to have fun on this special night.

New Year's Eve Countdown Bags Coffee and Confetti Mom

Ring in the new year with a bang. Start a fun tradition of hourly countdown bags with this fun activity. Make the bags and then label them with whatever hours you want the kids to open them. You can do this any time of the day, depending on how old your kids are. The possibility for fun is endless

10 Best New Year's Eve Mocktails for Kids Adventures in Familyhood

Let your kids toast the New Year with these yummy mocktails. You can make most of these with stuff you already have in your house. Check out these great recipes.

READ MORE: Noon Year's Eve Kids Party

New Year's Eve Mad Libs Printable Happiness is Homemade

Kids love Mad Libs. They were one of my favorite games to play as a kid and things have not changed too much. Here is a set of printables that will have your family rolling with laughter.

New Year's Eve Joke Teller Bren BrenDid.com

Want even more laughs for the night? Try out this printable joke teller. Another blast from the past guaranteed to provide tons of fun for your evening.

Super Sparkly New Year's Eve Slime Sunshine Whispers

Every kid loves slime. It’s one of the best ways to keep kids entertained and using their imagination. This super easy recipe full of glittery fun. All you need is some glue, baking soda, contact lens solution and glitter. You can also add tiny glittery items like stars. 

For lots more fun ideas check out our New Year's Eve Pinterest page here.

Other articles by HVP Top Lists

  • Holiday fun this weekend

    Get out and celebrate the season

    It's that time of year again. Families across the Hudson Valley are getting into the holiday spirit. From parades to tree lighting ceremonies, markets, and of course Santa, we have lots of festive events listed just for you. read more »
  • Christmas Tree Farms of the Hudson Valley

    A round-up of all the best places to cut your perfect Christmas tree

    Take some time this winter to visit a Christmas tree farm. You and your family can plan an outing to choose the perfect tree that will adorn your living room! read more »
  • Santa Sightings

    Great places to take the kids to see Santa in the Valley

    You better watch out, you better not cry! You better not pout I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town! We have the best places to get the kids out to see Santa with our list of events. read more »
  • Tree Lightings and Holiday Events

    Communities across the Hudson Valley are getting into the Christmas spirit

    The Hudson Valley's annual Christmas festivities from parades in Dutchess County to festivals in Orange County, NY and tree lighting ceremonies in Ulster and Sullivan Counties. read more »
  • Hudson Valley Sweet Shops

    Top places to grab a sweet treat, birthday cake and more

    Need a birthday cake? A sweet cookie reward for a great report card? Or just a break to indulge in a sweet treat? Find out where the favorite bakeries and candy shops are in the Hudson Valley. read more »
  • Hudson Valley Holiday Light Displays

    Enjoy magical Christmas Light shows

    Light displays are often at the top of the list of many holiday traditions this season. There is something about the twinkling lights and magical dancing lights that brighten up the dark winter nights and put kids of all ages into the Christmas Spirit. read more »
  • Best places to bowl in the Hudson Valley

    Take the family and have a ball

    Bowling is one of America's favorite, family-friendly past times. read more »
  • Hudson Valley Winter Farm Markets

    The very best in local, fresh produce and more

    If you're missing the summer farm markets, have no fear. You can still get fresh produce, eggs, and meat. Plus, you will find pastries, homemade products, jams, jellies, honey, cider, and lots more. read more »
  • Indoor spots for teens to play

    Older kids need to have some play time too

    Teens need places to go that aren't lame and won't bore them to tears. We have the best in the Valley listed just for you. read more »
  • Indoor Play Spots

    We've picked the best play spots in the Hudson Valley that your family is sure to love!

    Weather can be unexpected and ruin an outdoor play date. These indoor playgrounds are great spots to save the day and let your children's imaginations run wild! read more »