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Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Children

Can’t find a sitter for New Year’s Eve? No worries, there are lots of ways to ring in 2012 with kiddos in tow.

New Year's Eve Tacoma's First NightFirst Nights are popular community events…Tacoma’s appears to be our reigning champion.

New Year's Eve museumCheck into your local children’s museum, most of them host daytime parties like New Year’s At Noon at Bellevue’s KidsQuest, Seattle Children Museum’s The New Year Countdown and our personal favorite, Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum.

Rockin' New Year's Eve partyWanting to stay in?  Last year,  my menfolk and I had a Rockin’ New Year’s Party, complete with a photo area, treats and party blowers.  We spent the evening toasting in the different time zones as they came into the New Year.  They actually made it to midnight and we watched the fireworks over the Space Needle!

Daily Candy Kids’ article has 10 great ways to celebrate like having a camp-in and making countdown chains.

Colorful children's New Year's Eve partyCheck out The Purple Pug’s dazzling dessert table that has fun and easy tips to duplicate like rimming milk glasses and paper chain decor.

New Year's Eve cookiesHere are fun are these cookies from A Photo A Day?

Make confetti filled eggs; it doesn’t even have to be glitter….cereal is just as fun with this tutorial from Oh Happy Day.

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  5. 02/07/2012 at 6:15 pm

    Celebrating New Year's Eve With Children Seattle Mamas – just great!

  6. Michelle {Fun On a Dime}} 12/22/2011 at 5:54 am

    Since my kiddos are still so young and it would not be a happy night if we had them stay up so late, last year at bed time I found another time zone’s countdown on youtube and showed it to the kids. I think it ended up being China or Japan. We made a big deal about counting down with it and then enjoyed the show afterwards.