New Year’s Eve may not be the most kid-friendly holiday of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank hiring a sitter for the night. There are plenty of crafty ideas to keep them occupied during those last few days of vacation and leading up to the big countdown. From turning Christmas ornaments into a mobile fit for a celebration to making their very own party hats, a Crafty New Year’s Eve for Kids is a fantastic way to say goodbye to 2011. And when it comes time for the festivities, don’t forget kid-friendly ‘mocktails’ and cookies.
TIP: Instead of letting the little ones stay up way past their bedtime, hold a special NYE countdown at any point in the evening. Then you can send them off to dreamland while the adults carry on with the celebration.