The year is coming to an end, bring in the New Year with the kids by having a party that’s just right for them! Often the youngsters are forgotten and New Years Eve parties are not always child-friendly. Today, we’re sharing a simple, kid-friendly New Year’s party.
Photography: Shannon Lee
How to Make Refurbished New Years Party Hats
- cardboard party hats
- cold glue gun
- Find party hats that are left over from previous celebrations, you know the ones I’m talking about… the brightly colors hats you got for your kids birthday party that you tucked away somewhere. Or, if you don’t have any you can purchase plain ones, but the point is to save, and reuse if you can!
- Flip the party hats inside out by finding where they are sealed to keep the cone shape, most are held by tape, and removing the tape and flipping them inside out. This revealed a plain cardboard that gave a perfect blank canvas.
- Reseal the hat so that its formed back into its original cone shape.
- Move the elastic so that it is attached to the inside of the hat again too.
- Using the cold glue gun so that you do not burn your fingers, attach any leftover Christmas garland you have to decorate the hat. Using a cold glue gun also allows kids to help with this step.
- Decorate. We used gems that we had in our craft bin, but you can use whatever you have. Even let the kids go wild by decorating with markers and crayons. Each kid can design their own unique New Years hat!
Ring In The New Year With The Kids
There’s something special about celebrating holidays with kids and that includes ringing in the New Year. They do not need to stay up until midnight. Throw a little party for them earlier in the day and let them be a part of all the fun in the party preparations. They can help with decor, food prep, and so much more. Often kids love to be involved and want to help. Give them the opportunity!
It’s fun seeing what they create. It will also melt your heart hearing some of their highlights of the year when you ask them different questions like what their favorite movie they saw was, or what their favorite family activity was. End the year off by involving your little ones and by throwing a kid-friendly New Years party.
Other Posts + DIY From This Kid-Friendly New Years Eve Party
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