Do your kids love celebrating? Give them something to make them cheer! New Year is both exciting and hard on kids. The build-up is tremendous, but it’s so hard staying up without going bananas!
Here are 25 Kid-Friendly New Year’s Party Ideas guaranteed to calm the inner excitement-monkey of any kid. They’re going to LOVE celebrating with these! Have fun!
Hosting a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve party is easier than you think. Use these kid-friendly party ideas. Let the new year’s party begin!
Homemade and Fun Kid-Friendly New Year Party Ideas
1. Fun Straw Party Whistle
This homemade noise maker by Kids Activities Blog is easy to make! Your kids are going to love watching it wiggle around!
2. Gold and Silver New Year Slime
Gold and silver slime by Fun A Day is a great and fun way to play in the New Year. Simply mix glue, water, silver or gold liquid water color and some glitter. Viola!
3. POM-POM FIREWORK CRAFT
Shake up this fun firecracker-inspired pom-pom by Kids Craft Room as the countdown begins! This could be the easiest DIY cheer noise maker to do with your kids!
4. Paper Plate Party Blower
Crafts By Amanda’s noisemaker face is a comical and silly way to cheer for the year. Party guests will appreciate homemade noise makers, especially those as cute as these!
5. Salt-Painted New Year Fireworks
Make these salt-painted fireworks with your kiddos by I Can Teach My Child. Display them as New Year art before the countdown begins!
6. Paper Plate New Year Noisemaker
J-Man and Miller Bug’s plate noisemaker is fun and easy to make! Children of all ages will absolutely love designing their own. Follow these instructions to make a great rattle for your next kid-friendly New Year’s party!
7. FUNNY MOUTH PARTY HORNS
More silly face noisemakers by Pink Stripey Socks! These are great for kids to make on their own, or as part of a new year party!
8. Homemade Party Poppers
These confetti poppers by Craftaholics Anonymous are easy to make. Kids will love watching the confetti spray all over the room and it brings lots of fun!
9. Fun New Year Glasses
Make some Artsy Momma new year glasses for kids to celebrate in style. A fun project for your kids on New Year’s Eve is to put together this fun New Year’s craft for kids.
10. Paper Fortune Cookies
Want to inspire great behavior this new year? Check out Totally The Bomb’s paper fortune cookies! You write fortunes so they’re guaranteed to be good.
11. New Year’s Hat
Check out Artsy Mama’s kid-made New Year hat! Easy to make, fun to wear, and perfect for toddlers who probably won’t be up for the big show.
12. Sparkly Paper Plate Noise Maker
Kix’s paper plate noise maker is sparkly silly fun! Aaand it won’t break your party budget! Holiday parties don’t have to be a drag. In fact, they can be a lot of fun as long as you make a few small crafts to make the party more fun!
13. Fuzzy Wire Sparklers
Check out these inspired sparklers from Fantastic Fun and Learning! They give the same glowy fun without the risk of injury from heat. What a fun holiday party treat!
14. Colorful Fireworks in a Jar
These fireworks in a bottle from I Can Teach My Child are a great way to celebrate the New year. Oooor, just have a little scientific fun with your little ones.
15. New Year Ring Charm
New Year’s fireworks rings by Fantastic Fun and Learning are bling-bling the kids will be happy to show off at the party. If you are hosting a holiday party, this can be a cute item to add to the kids’ lootbags!
16. Colorful Party Swirlers
Oh Happy Day’s streamers are super fun, especially outside where kids can run and the streamers trail behind them. Such a cute holiday party idea!
17. New Year Countdown Plate Craft
Let the countdown begin! The hour count down via JDaniel4’s Mom, that is! I wonder if the kids will make it to twelve?
18. NYE Countdown Paper Chain
19. Sparkly Celebration Playdough
Celebration dough by Buggy and Buddy is awesome to play with. It uses glittery and sparkly confetti that’s guaranteed to make your kids giggle. You can pair it up with glow sticks for more fun!
20. New Year Party Slime
Or check out this celebration slime from Little Bins For Little Hands! You use the contents of a party popper, so it literally contains the mess for you and your kids.
21. Fun Confetti Eggs
Send the kids outside with RadMegan’s confetti eggs. Let them ‘decorate’ each other in glittery fun.
22. Homemade Confetti Balloon
These confetti balloons by Something Monumental (unavailable) are beautiful to look at. But when you pop them, they spray confetti all over! Such a great holiday kid-friendly party idea for New Year’s Eve celebrations!
23. Confetti Celebration Hat
Or check out Oh Happy Day’s confetti hat. Just glue confetti pieces onto a party hat and your child is ready to party.
24. Kid-Friendly Confetti Volcanoes
Want some more science fun for your kiddos? These New Year’s ‘drinks’ aren’t drinks, but rather confetti volcanoes by Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
25. New Year Homemade Noise Makers
Your kids can shake, rattle, and roll these fun homemade noise makers by Alpha Mom until the clock strikes twelve! Or up until before bed time!
More Kid-Friendly Party Ideas & Fun from Play Ideas
- Check out more kid-friendly ideas on How To Enjoy New Year’s Eve At Home.
- Or boil it down to these Top 10 New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids.
- Enhance the creativity of your kids with these 25 Winter Playdough Recipes.
- Preschoolers could also create one of these quick and easy crafts for the winter.
- The bigger ones can spend their time with these 25 “Celebrate Winter” Art Projects.
- Little and big girls will have so much fun with these Nail Art Ideas perfect for the holidays!
- Don’t miss this sprinkle fireworks picture that kids of all ages will surely love doing!
Which New Year’s party ideas is your favorite?