New Year’s Eve is upon us once again. This year is even more special because not only are we starting a New Year, but also a new decade. If you have kids and aren’t planning on heading out for fun and frolic to usher in Baby New Year, here are six things that you can do at home that can help you ring in the New Year like no other!

Head outside and get moving.


The holidays are filled with heavy celebrating, mostly at the table. Kick-off your resolution list by heading outside on New Year’s Eve and get moving a day earlier. You can take the kids to the park for a game of family football, rollerblade, ride bikes or just take a leisurely stroll. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as Nike slogan goes, “Just do it!”

Pick a book and read.

There are so many good new books out there to read and not a lot of time during the year to read them. With school, extra curricular activities, and day-to-day family life, it doesn’t seem like there is much time for leisure reading. Pick out your favorite title and get a New Year’s Eve book club going. And of course, book club should not exist without snacks.

Make a family movie. 

Making movies and videos are fun, so why not break out the iPhone and create memories that will last a lifetime. With apps like iMovie, Splice, and more, movie creation can be a fun and easy way to ring in the New Year.

Watch a movie. 

Instead of creating a movie, watch one. Have a movie marathon that will help you countdown the time until midnight. There are several binge-worthy child-friendly shows to watch and enjoy.

Have a party. 

Get dressed up in your party finest and have one at home. Set out appetizers and snacks, let the kids choose, pour fun sparkling Ciders for all, put on some music, and have a blast. Of course, this is definitely Instagram worthy story material!

Set goals for the next decade. 

Create a brief questionnaire to help guide kids towards making goals for the New Year. Keep it simple and fun and watch them create big dreams for 2020 and beyond.

However you choose to ring in the New Year, make it fun and safe for all!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

Writer and Editor

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