Happy New Year!
Erin’s having a New Years Eve Party at her house this year and she asked me to make a printable party pack for her to use. So, I did. Here it is. Enjoy!
It’s so fun and colorful, perfect for a New Year’s Eve party with kids. Arrows are super popular right now and I really liked using them for this printable to evoke a sense of movement. Get it? You’re “moving into the next year.” ;) Anyone? That’s just how my brain works. hahaha.
Hour-By-Hour Countdown Bags are a fun and inexpensive way to ring in the New Year, especially when kids are at the party! Just print the clocks and the coordinating paper. The idea is simple. Each hour, the kids open one bag labeled with that hour. Inside each bag is a different note or activity to get them excited to celebrate New Year’s Eve (and to keep them awake until midnight!) Write your instructions on the pretty paper and put it inside the bag.
Here are some ideas of things to put in each bag to get the ball rolling.
- Play a board game.
- Craft. Make shakers or noise makers to use at midnight. (include beans and empty water bottles and pretty papers.)
- Put on jammies and watch a holiday show.
- Write New Year’s Resolutions or Goals. (include markers and stickers to jazz them up.)
- A new coloring book and crayons.
- Bake cookies.
- Glow Sticks.
- A joke book.
- Play Charades.
- Have a Dance off.
- Do a puzzle.
- Make cookies.
- Time Capsule. Write a letter to your future self. “All about me in 2013.” Include things like favorite color, food, tv show, movie, toy. When I grow up I want to be. Shoe size. Grade in school. Goals for the new year. etc.
I hope these ideas get your count down bags off to a good start. Please share your other ideas for the bags in the comments. I’m always looking for new things for our bags.
Click below to download each part of the New Year’s Eve Party Pack. And have a Happy and Blessed New Year.
The paper is a coordinating stationery sheet, meant to be four papers per sheet, if you cut it halfway long-wise and halfway the other way then you are left with four equal papers! Perfect for writing your own countdown activities.
Amy is a daytime graphic artist and full-time mother, wife and daughter. She has two adorable boys who fill her days with dirt, noise and love. She quit practicing architecture and took up graphic design to spend more time with her boys. She couldn’t find the perfect birth announcement for her first baby, so she made her own and hasn’t looked back since! Designing the perfect invitations and prints for people’s special events is much more fulfilling and fun for her than designing stairwells and bathrooms.
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