New Year’s Eve Games for Family Fun Ringing in 2024


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If you’re hosting a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party, you’re in the right spot. These fun New Year’s Eve Games for Family Parties keep my kids entertained and occupied. Enjoy this round-up of fun ways to celebrate the New Year with your family!

family playing games on New year's Eve with plant and lights in background

Our Family Traditions for NYE

What are some of your favorite ways to ring in a new year? We have a lot of traditions and NYE games we look forward to each year. Whether we’re with friends and family or just on our own, here are a few of our personal family traditions:

  • We love having fun with sparklers around outside
  • The kids don’t always enjoy this, but we love a NYE raclette party – a stinky yet delicious melted cheese from the Alps that is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve all throughout Europe, but especially in Germany.
  • In the German tradition, we watch the completely inappropriate British one-act play called Dinner for One. Originally recorded in 1963, the story features two British comedians who re-enact the birthday celebration of Miss Sophie. In this play, she turns 90 and all of her friends have died, but the play is so funny that I cry every time we watch it. I think my kids know it by heart, we have watched it so many times. 
  • Of course, we have to watch the ball drop in Time’s Square, too.
  • Toasting with sparkling grape juice is totally necessary. 
  • Big muah kisses are a must. <3

If you’re looking for a few more ideas for fun things to do with your family on New Year’s Eve, I hope you will enjoy this list of options we’ve put together for you!

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New Year’s Eve Party Games for Families

New Year's Eve Games for Family Parties

I can't believe that in a few short weeks we will ring in another new decade! My 15 year old said the other day that will will be her third decade already!

Not full decades of course, but it will be the third decade that she has been around for at least a while! I'm not even going to admit how many decades that makes for me... LOL!

If you're looking for a fun way to spend New Year's Eve with your family, we've got you covered!

From crafts, to games, making your own time capsule with free printables, NYE recipes and more - this list will help you celebrate the best New Years yet with your kids!

What are some classic board games suitable for all ages on New Year’s Eve?

Classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Pictionary are perfect for young and old alike. They are great choices for family fun on New Year’s Eve.

What are some easy-to-prepare snacks for New Year’s Eve?

Snack ideas include festive popcorn mixes, snowman crackers, cheese platters, and fruit trays. These are quick to make and perfect for family snacking.

What are some family-friendly movies for a New Year’s Eve movie marathon?

Family favorites like “Home Alone,” “The Princess Bride,” and animated classics like “Toy Story” are perfect movies for a mix of laughter and adventure.

What are some of your favorite friendly New Year’s Eve activities?

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. Thanks for sharing creative activities that we can enjoy with our family on new year eve, will try and share my experience with you.


    Its been great to read such blog. I really appreciate it.ew Year’s Eve is the perfect time to play some fun games together.Make each of your guests write down resolutions, each on its own slip of paper. Pull one slip of paper out of a basket at a time and read it out loud. Everyone has to write down who they think made each resolution. At the end of the readings, the person who guessed the most correctly wins a prize. Read some of the wrong guesses out loud for fun!

    Keep sharing
    warm regards