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Friday, December 28, 2012

5 for Friday ~ Family New Years Eve Ideas

Family New Years Eve Ideas
Christmas merriment is settling and we are approaching the beginning of a new year.
I rounded up my favorite five activity/tradition ideas for a fun family new years eve.

1) A Year to Remember Jar
from Keepers Ministry
This is such a sweet idea ~ decorate a jar and add little slips of paper to it all year long,
recording favorite memories, milestones, special events...then read through the papers
on the following new years eve to remember what a wonderful year you had!

2) Balloon New Years Tree
I came across this idea last year and ended up doing it last minute for a spontaneous party that we had with neighbors.  It was so fun that I swapped my Christmas Tree for a New Years Tree again this year, too.  I think I started a new tradition!  I pack up all the red and green Christmasy ornaments till the tree is bare with just white lights, then I cover it with gold and silver tinsel garland, wire star garlands, mardi gras beads and plastic icicles (all of which I got at Dollar Tree or on super post-Christmas clearance at WalMart).  It's so different than our regular Christmas Tree.  On New Years, we will add balloons : )

3) Resolutions Printable
from 30 Handmade Days
Here's another one from last year that I plan on doing again this new years eve with my boys -
A printable review of the year to fill out with your littles, courtesy of 30 Handmade Days.

4) New Years Family Motto
from Make and Takes
"Word of the Year" has been popping up in my blogosphere since last year.  I think it's a really neat idea, to choose a word to focus on for the coming year...I REALLY love the family motto version of this,
where you come up with a phrase together for the entire family.
Make and Takes made theirs into a typography board.  How awesome is this?!
I'm hoping to convince the Craft, Interrupted family to do a motto for 2013.

5) Sequin Disco Balls
from Backstitch Baby
It wouldn't be a holiday without some kind of craft activity, right?  This one made me smile,
so I'm including it in my top five - styrofoam balls, sequins, and straight pins.
How pretty would these be on a New Years Tree?!
Good fine motor skills workout, too ; )

5 for Friday Bonus - 
New Years Posts From Last Year

Fun New Years Ideas for Kids
Here's a huge roundup of fun activity and food ideas for littles to enjoy on new years eve.

New Years Eve ~ Craft, Interrupted Style
And a quick account of my last-minute New Years Party from 2012

Do you have a family tradition for New Years?
I'm going to whip up a fun hourly activity countdown with DIY scratch off cards.
Hoping to get it all together and posted for you in the next day : )


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