We stay in every New Year’s Eve night, to bring in the New Year. I would rather not be on the road after 10 pm, so all our fun has to be at home after that time.
This year, I am making countdown bags, to pass the time (and keep my children awake)!
I gathered 4 bags, and labeled each with a time, from 7:00 pm leading up to 11:00 pm. *I would have started earlier, but we have eye doctor appointments at 6:00 this afternoon.
In each bag, I put an item that will lead to a fun activity:
8:00 PM – Craft Kits! I found a set of foam penguins in the clearance section of Target. We’re going to have a family penguin decorating contest!
9:00 PM – S’mores! We are going to roast marshmallows on a Sterno can, and use them in delicious s’mores!
10:00 PM – Photo booth! I have sunglasses, boas, hats and more fun props… along with a camera and it’s self-timer feature!
11:00 PM – Noisemakers and Happy New Year hats!
They were so easy to make, and literally took about 5 minutes to make and gather the supplies!
Other ideas: deck of cards, puzzles, treats, flashlights, glow sticks… the possibilities are endless, depending on how many hours you want to countdown!