My husband and I pretty much stay in to celebrate New Year's Eve since having children. It's a whole different fun from our 20's...30's, we'll stop there. This year, we have a theme for our party "2014 Magic".
It all started when I found these party crackers at Home Goods. I had been toying with the idea of making our own this year, but these just looked too cute to worry any further.
I'm not big on resolutions, but I love to plan and make goals. This year, I've printed "2014 Magic" cards, one for each month (I used the business card template in Word). I'm giving one month from each season to each child and asking them, with mom and dad's help, to think of a family activity we could do together during that month. During the course of the year, we'll have 12 planned dates together as a family.
Some of our other "magic themed" activities for the night:
~Make magic potion drinks
~Make balloon animals
~Play with glow sticks and pop its
~Little J will entertain us with magic tricks from his kit
~Revisit our Q&A journal (I bought this for Little J, but it never really took off. I'd like to start jotting down short passages after dinner as a family)
~ Play favorite board games
~Watch Rudolph's Shiny New Year or movie of choice
~Open our party crackers
We'll ring in the New Year somewhere around 8:30 or so with a sparkling cider toast.
Linking to: Sharing Saturday, For the Kids Friday, Link and Learn, Block Party at Making the World Cuter, Kids Weekly Coop