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Things to Do With Kids on New Year’s Eve

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Perhaps you’ve purchased one of the homes for sale in Lakeville MN for your young family and are looking forward to baby’s first Christmas or watching your toddler enjoy and understand more of the magic of the holidays. However, when it comes to New Year’s Eve, many new parents don’t plan much, knowing the late hours aren’t always conducive to small children. Even if you’re not planning on a big celebration, there are still ways to ring in the new year with your little ones.

Just because you’re not going out doesn’t mean you can’t dress up! Have the whole family put on their best party clothes and treat the evening as the celebration that it is. Even babies can get in on the action with some frills or a cute bow tie.

Don’t forget to decorate. Make sure you have sparkling lights and lots of tinsel, streamers and glitter to catch the lights and amuse the littles. Just make sure anything that shouldn’t be ingested is place out of reach of curious little hands and mouths.

Young children who enjoy doing simple crafts may have fun making party hats for everyone. Glittery paper can be made into cone hats or you could tie ribbons on toy tiaras. Don’t forget to get a photo of everyone dressed up in their finest clothing and party hats!

Noisemakers are a popular part of many New Year’s Eve celebrations. You can buy some or even make some easy ones. Pennies in rinsed soda cans decorated with pretty paper will keep lots of kids entertained for ages. For a slightly quieter version, put some beads in an empty water bottle.

It’s not a party without special food and drinks, so find some appetizers that your children enjoy or at least take their normal food and serve it up in special containers. If you plan on enjoying a glass of bubbly, you can get some fizzy sparkling water or other fun fizzy drinks so your toddler feels included.

Purchasing one of the homes for sale in Lakeville MN is probably one of your big memories for the year. Take a moment to write down all of the big memories and milestones of the year for the whole family. Favorite new foods, toys, trips and anything else that has been important this year is worth writing down in a special memory book that can be updated each year.

Remember that there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate the new year a few hours early. After all, it’s the new year already in other time zones! Ring in the new year before your child’s bedtime so that they don’t feel like they’re missing any of the fun. And tired, worn-out parents might appreciate an early celebration, too.

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