The kids were so excited to have their very own New Years party two years ago. I did drop the ball and did not take very many photos of all of our actives. I put everything together the day before so with a little more planning it could be even more fun. The kids had a blast though and my kids who go to bed at 8 made it all the way to midnight with our hourly activity count down.
I was getting ready to take down the tree when I thought what a great way to hold all of our hats, glasses and blowers for midnight. Right before midnight we all went to the tree and picked out our party gear.
We had a planned activity or treat planned for every hour. Each child got a chance to pop a balloon labeled with each hour on them.
One of the balloons announced a snack of milk and cookies. The kids thought this was very cool.
They also got to play the one handed skittle race. They each had the same number of skittles and cups labeled with the colors on them. Each kid had to as fast as they could sort the skittles with one hand and put them in the right cup. This started off very cautiously but got very fun and loud as they got close to the end. They also loved eating the skittles at the end.
One of the balloons had the game where everyone puts a Oreo on their forehead and by just using the muscles in their faces they try to get the cookie in their mouth. This was a blast to watch the grown ups even joined it.
At midnight they toasted in the new year with sparkling grape juice.