So if you are like me, your New Year’s Eve celebration involves kids (and PJs?). I’ve come up with 5 simple & easy ways to make the best of New Year’s with your little ones.
My kids are dying to make their own kid cocktails. We made it super easy – even for our four year old who can’t read well yet. Here’s the formula we used:
Wildberry Punch 3
Sparkling grape 4
Mango Twist 5
The Drinks we created (add a bit of cotton candy to the cool confetti fizz before pouring!)
midnight mango punch 3 + 5
cool confetti fizz – 1 + 2 + 4
times square twist – 2 + 5
Get 5 containers – we used mini milk bottles and put a chalkboard sticker on it. Or use a sharpie and erase later. We also grabbed some small plastic champagne glasses, but feel free to use what you have on had. Five Dot Design created some awesome free kiddie cocktail recipe printables for you too!
Talk about easy… you’ll need some small cups & paper. You can do shreds or punches to make your confetti from card stock or paper. Choose different colors. Let the kids mix up their own concoction to toss up at midnight! Download this confetti Cup printable for New Years Eve.
What better midnight snack than cookies an milk? Pretty sure you’ll want to make extra, I know a few adults that would like these too! Choose a wider mouth champagne glass (plastic!). Pour in just enough milk to fill the stem, add cookies and a dollop of whipped cream. Delicious little treat before the kids head to bed!
We LOVE selfies around here. So create your own selfie booth! Hang some fabric or mesh (we bought ours on clearance after christmas) on a wall, door or even portable clothes rack. Download this selfie booth sign and let your kids have a blast. Don’t forget to choose a hashtag for your party so you can all view them later on twitter or Facebook! We usually take much better selfies, but this one was rushed, at a weird angle & on live TV this morning!
2014 Favorite Moments & 2015 wishes/goals
Take two different colors of card stock and cut out squares. Choose one color for your favorite memories of 2014 and the other for goals or wishes you have for 2015. Put in a sealed container or envelope and pack away with your holiday stuff – then open on New Year’s eve the following year. It’s like a mini time capsule & sure to start plenty of good conversations – both this year and next!
There you have it. 5 ways we’ll be ringing in the New Year – with a 4 and 6 year old. Little Miss has been dying to make her cocktails since we left the station this morning! Have a fabulous New Year y’all!