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New Year’s Eve Games for Family Fun Ringing in 2023

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!

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Our Family Traditions for NYE

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

Don’t Miss These New Year’s Eve Games for Family Parties

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 printables, NYE recipes and more - this list will help you celebrate the best New Years yet with your kids!

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

family friendly new year's eve activities

Jay Freedman

Saturday 10th of December 2016


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


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

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


Tuesday 29th of December 2015

Great planning for New Year celebrations...

Donna Hup

Sunday 27th of December 2015

Great round up of activities!


Sunday 27th of December 2015

Thanks for including my printable trivia games!

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