So, it’s New Year’s Eve – and you need some creative ideas to celebrate the night, and help usher in the new year in style. But you can’t/don’t want to leave the house – and who can blame you?
So we will divide this list of ideas up into two sections; with kids and without kids.
First, here are some ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids:
- Plan a party with other single moms with their kids. Pizza parties are always a kit, with sparkling cider or grape juice to drink. Go to the Dollar Store and get the plastic champagne flutes – the kids will love it!
- Plan a sleep over with other single moms and their kids, or maybe invite your siblings and their kids for a “Cousin Sleepover.” My daughters love that! They love to spend time with their cousins, and celebrating the new year is a great excuse to get together. Roll out the sleeping bags, get some party games together, and watch the ball drop at midnight. And if the kiddos are to sleepy to stay up, they can sack out in the sleeping bags in front of the TV, while you and the other adults chat, etc.
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This site has several great ideas for having a creative New Year’s Eve celebration with kids:
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Now, on to the ideas for spending New Year’s Eve without the kiddos:
- Plan a dinner party for other parents who are spending the evening without their kids. Make it a potluck, or make reservations for a nice dinner out. It all depends on your financial situation, and if you want to spend the evening out or at home.
- Use the solitude to catch on your planner for next year. Make goals. Make resolutions. Use this night as a chance to focus on what you want to accomplish in the new year, and then make a plan to get there.
- Clean! Clean out a closet, extra room, kitchen cabinets, etc. Clearing out junk/unused items will help to make a fresh start to the new year. You will have more space, and be rid of clutter you don’t need. A great metaphor for the upcoming year, right!
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