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Noon Year’s Eve Celebration!

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It’s (definitely) time to bid farewell to 2020! Let’s stay home and celebrate the start of a brand new year with a Noon Year’s Eve Party for kids and their families (because everyone wants to be well rested for our 2021 fresh start, amiright?)! 


First, let’s countdown to noon with some cute (easy to make) Goodie Bags!

Decide what you want to stuff your goodie bags with, it could be a glow stick, stickers, a balloon to blow up, or something completely different like a good deed to do for someone else or something you think is special about them 🙂 and pick your bags, use plain old paper bags, or something a little fancier (it’s totally up to you).

items for noon years even goodie bags


goodie bags before they're decorated

 On the 15 min, 30 min or every hour depending on when your party starts have something in a bag for the kiddos to open. 


timing out noon years even goodie bags


Have a countdown to Noon and then open the last bag! Happy New (Noon) Year!

noon years eve goodie bag final product



Now let’s make a little noise to celebrate the start of 2021 with a Paper Plate Noise-Maker

image of paper plate noise maker

Tape curled ribbon your plate plate so that when folded in half, the ribbon will stick out. Add a handful of beans, beads, or dried cereal to the plate and fold in half. Secure the plate closed with glue or a stapler. A hot glue gun can be used for this step but should be handled by a grown up.


Also, below you’ll find some more fun and festive ideas to celebrate the new year with your family, try one or try them all! 

Fancy Cupcakes

Bake up your favorite cupcake and then go the extra mile to make it super-fancy! Cheers!

Swirl Cookies

Use our recipe, and this cool swirl technique for some glamorous cookies! Want to make them even more festive… add some glittery sprinkles! And while you’re at it, enjoy your treats while listening to Ms. B read this sparkly story!

Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop

This one may take some commitment but it’s so much fun to do! You don’t have to go too big, just a few will still give you the intended effect.


And finally, some books to enjoy as you’re winding down from your celebrations:

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