Well, I don’t know if you were lucky enough to miss the flu this year but my family sure wasn’t! All of us have been sick since before the holidays began. We all have had everything including the flu, pink eye and strep throat. It was so bad at one point that the doctors thought my some had meningitis – scary. Although some of us are feeling better, we are by no means back to our normal selves yet. So that means that I have had to rethink what to do for New Year’s Eve this year. This year will be very low-key but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun and exciting especially for the children. So in my research I came across a very cute idea that will keep the kids entertained and make this New Year’s Eve special while they are still recovering in their pjs. And what is that cute little something that will probably become a New Year’s tradition in our house??? Countdown baggies!
The idea is that each hour on New Year’s Eve, you open a little baggies and it has something fun inside. This could be a game to play, a little craft to make, a tiny toy that would interest the kids, a task to complete, noise makers, anything really. Contents of the baggies could be prepared to suit the type of New Year’s Eve party that you are having and the ages of the guests that are attending. Making the baggies are easy as well. All you need are colored paper bags (you can match the bag to the colour scheme of your party), some ribbon or any other embellishment you wish to add, and our New Year’s Eve Countdown Baggie Labels. Here is what I have planned for my family:
5:00 p.m. Decorate Cupcakes (hopefully this will put a smile on their little faces after they have finished their chicken noodle soup).
6:00 p.m. Play a New Year’s Eve Game.
7:00 p.m. Watch a movie and make popcorn.
8:00 p.m. Make Happy New Year cards for someone in the family.
9:00 p.m. Continue watching movie if it was not finished then read a book.
10:00 p.m. Share resolutions.
11:00 p.m. Turn on the music.
12:00 p.m. Get out the noise makers and celebrate.
Hope you enjoy making and using your countdown to New Year’s baggies. Let us know how things go. Also, what other traditions do you have on New Year’s Eve? I would love to hear from you.
Take Care and Happy New Year