Saturday, December 31, 2016

10 Ideas for a New Year's Celebration at Home

Quite a few people choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve at their homes. You can plan different activities for your family to partake in while you all are waiting for the clock to strike midnight and ring in the New Year. This article contains ten ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve at your home.

Name That Celebrity


Each person will need a piece of paper and writing utensil. The object if the game is to write down a resolution that you think a celebrity should make. Have everyone take turns reading the resolutions and see if the other family members can guess which celebrity the resolution was written for.


Pass the Resolution


Everyone will write down a New Year’s resolution onto a piece of paper. After all of the papers have been folded and placed into a large bowl or hat, pass them around, have each person pick a random resolution and then try to guess who wrote it.


Best of 2009


Each family member should gather together a memorable photo that was taken in 2009. Before the clock strikes midnight, share the photographs and the stories behind them with each other. A great way to remember 2009!


Video Time Capsule


Walk around the house with your video recorder and talk to everyone about the most significant moment of 2009, along with their goals for 2010. This is a terrific way to capture bits and pieces of 2009. Afterwards, copies of the video can be made for everyone.


Game On!


Have the ultimate family celebration by breaking out a variety of board games available or card games, too. Die hard board game players will most likely jump for joy if you plan a championship game for the winners of the board games.


Make a Celebration Beverage


Make a celebration beverage to toast with when 2010 arrives. Decide if you want to make a party punch, mixed drinks, or even a hot beverage. There are a variety of websites, such as What’s Cooking America, that will have a great mix of beverage recipes.


Below are kid-friendly activities:


Make a Noise Maker


This activity is super fun for kids to do while they are waiting on the arrival of the new year. Dried beans, craft beads and tiny bells can added to the inside of a toilet paper or paper towel roll. Secure one end of the rolls with aluminum foil and tape, then add the items to the roll, and close up the open end.


Have a Dance Off


The adults can be the judges of the dance off. Grab some CDs or play music from the internet for the kid’s dance off. Decide if you want to theme the dance off with a certain genre of music.


Cookie Challenge


Prepare for the kids to decorate cookies for the family. Provide an assortment of toppings for cookies, like sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, shredded coconut, nuts and sanding sugar. After they bake, each family member should taste test the cookies and decide who chose the best combination of toppings.


Making Goals Through Art


Set up a place in your home where the kids can create artwork that portrays the type of goals that they would like to accomplish in 2010. Paper, colored pencils, markers and crayons are ideal supplies to have out for the children.


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