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