10 Family Activities for New Year’s Eve

Tonight is New Year’s Eve and, for our family, it typically feels tricky to find fun ways to celebrate with the kids. With the twins being 5 months old, we’re probably not going to make it to midnight this year. I spent some time brainstorming and Googling and have compiled this list of 10 Family Activities for New Year’s Eve. Hope it’s helpful for you and yours! –Drew

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10 Family Activities for New Year’s Eve

1. Make your own confetti poppers!

  • All you need is a balloon, an empty drink bottle, and a piece of paper.
  • Directions

2. Invite friends/neighbors to gather and light fireworks and sparklers!

  • Most grocery stores or Party City stores carry sparklers.
  • Fireworks may be harder to find!

3. Facetime friends and family members!

  • Maybe dress up in fun costumes.
  • If FaceTime doesn’t work, you could make personalized videos to send.
  • Be sure to especially reach out to those who may be lonely this New Year’s Eve.

4. Ball Drop Countdowns!

  • If you have young kids and can’t stay up late, there are “ball drop” videos on YouTube from past NYE celebrations.
  • Also, Netflix has some fun countdowns.

5. Count-Down Bags!

6. Word Searches!

  • Race to see who can do the New Year’s Word Search the fastest!
  • Search online for “New Year’s Word Search” to find hundreds.
  • You can also download one here.

7. Thankful Things!

  • Grab a piece of paper and think of things you are thankful for from the past year.
  • Either draw a picture collage of those things or make a list!
  • After you’re done, go around the table and talk about what you put on your paper.
  • Fill up your cups with some sparkling juices and toast. We see “Praise the Lord for…”

8. All Things New!

  • As a family, read a passage from scripture about God making “all things new” and discuss it as a family.
    • Revelation 21:1-5: Talk about John’s vision of the new heavens and the new earth and discuss what it means that Jesus is coming back to make all things new.
    • 1 Corinthians 5:11-21: Focus on verse 17 and ask “in what ways do you want God to make you new this year?”

9. Listen Together!

10. New Year’s Questions!

Spend time answering some questions from below:

  • When is a time you laughed out loud this year?
  • What is something you’re proud of from this year?
  • maybe something you learned or a way you’ve grown
  • What’s something that surprised you this year?
  • Who is a person (outside of your family) who was especially kind to you this year?
  • Who is someone you’ve grown to love even more this year?
  • What prayer did God answer this year?
  • What is something you’re hopeful for/praying for in the new year?

Happy New Year