Nearly 50% of Americans spend New Years at Home. Of those, the majority celebrate New Years with their small children at 9:00 p.m.
Make Family Resolutions
Break out some favorite snacks and sit around the table. While playing a few games, ask your kids about their ideas and goals. Keep the conversation light. Write these down. (For specific goals, set a date.) Keep the list in a visible spot. Consider setting family resolutions too.
Here are a few ideas:
Be less sarcastic;
Focus on family quality, not quantity-make moments matter.
Have A Pajama Party
Did your kids get new jammies for Christmas? Both kids and adults appreciate a day spent in their pajamas. Start with making a favorite breakfast. Spend the day making slime, playing games, watching a favorite movie, or building a fort. The activities don’t matter as long as you do them together.
Attend A New Year’s Event
There is no shortage of kid-friendly activities. Search online and find one that fits your family. Rec centers, libraries, museums or bowling centers are just a few of the places to check out.
For Older Kids
Older kids may enjoy having their own celebration. Let them have a few friends over and give them access to their favorite snacks. Make sure there is sparkling cider for a toast. Come midnight, let them know it’s okay to make a little noise.
Netflix, Then Chill
According to research, forty-eight percent of parents plan to count down the last 10 seconds of this year by 9:00 p.m.
Thanks to Netflix, your kids don’t have to feel like they’re missing out on anything.
Netflix is offering a number of New Year’s countdowns that can be streamed at any time.