Now that you have children of your own, it is your job to make sure that every moment spent with them will be memorable. There is one season that should always be unforgettable for everyone and that is the Holidays. Celebrating the Holidays can be a bit of a challenge, especially when you have a family of your own. One of the most challenging events usually happens at the start of the year: New Year. The difficulty behind making your New Year memorable for the kids is that you have to think of ways to keep the up until midnight; no one wants to wake up feeling they skipped the countdown. So what are ways to make your New Year’s holiday unforgettable?
Prepare the Food!
A lot of people nowadays rely heavily on take-out and delivery for their meals. Why not make this holiday extra special for the kids and cook your meals instead? You can think of a menu that you and your children will like, and they can help you out with the preparations! It will not only teach them how to cook, but you will also get added bonding time with the kids. Plus, you’ll save a lot of money instead of opting to have your food delivered to your doorstep.
Take Lots of Photos
There is no better way of keeping any holiday memorable than taking photographs. It will keep the kids up and crazy, you’ll have something to put into your family photo album, and when your children are old enough you can have a few laughs about those photos. You can even do a photobooth if you want to really keep them happy.
In addition to taking photos on New Year’s Day, the holiday can also be a great excuse for you and the whole family to dress up! You can even have different themes each year to make things more challenging and fun! Not only that, but it will make a good family photo for you to display.
Sleep a few hours before midnight
While our main objective is to keep the little boogers awake, sleeping in at least an hour before midnight is not a bad idea. This will give your children a little added boost to keep them up for the midnight countdown. Plus, the extra energy will be useful if you still have some games after the countdown.
Light it Up!
One thing that makes New Year extra special is the fact that you have enough reason to light up fireworks. Why don’t we change that into some less expensive and less harmful to the environment by using light sticks? Instead of going for that fireworks display, you can opt for a more child-friendly and creative way of celebrating New Year! Here’s another way you can enjoy the holiday with light sticks.
Whether you are grooving to your tunes or to your children’s music, this will be a great chance for you to show off your moves to your family. You can even make games out of it to make it more challenging for everybody.
Make Time Capsule Questionnaires
Wouldn’t it be funny if we remember all of the ridiculous things that we liked and hated as a kid? Creating questions that you’ll look back to in the future is a great way to break the ice with your children. The best part is there are some sites that can provide you with templates for you to print out.
Drink to your Heart’s Content
I know what you are thinking: “Why in the world would I encourage my 7 year old to drink on a special holiday?” Most kids like to feel that they are mature enough to be with the grown ups, so why not give them this opportunity? After all, there are cocktails and mocktails that are child-friendly so you won’t worry about your son getting sick or your daughter getting a hangover the next day.
Whatever you decide to do on your New Year’s Day, it’s important to have fun with the whole family. Any activity will be a memorable one just as long as everyone is happy with each other’s company.