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New Year's Eve Countdown Bags

New Year's Eve Countdown Bags

While planning for our annual New Year's Eve party, I came across some great family-friendly ideas. As has been our tradition for the past four years, we will be inviting one of our very favorite families over to help us count down. Like us, they have a whole brood of kids. Besides enjoying an appetizer buffet, we typically spend the evening playing table games. But this year, with the help of my New Year's Activities Pinterest board, we'll be mixin' it up a bit.
I found this super cute countdown to New Year's bag idea and can't wait until our party when all the kids can take turns opening up a bag o' fun!

I've prepared five party bags by writing an hour increment onto each one. When the clock strikes that particular hour, one lucky Little will open the bag to reveal a special treat. Between bags, we will eat, play table games, and eat some more!

Wanna take a sneak-peek into our bags?

  • 8:00  Handmade charade cards to use in Family VS. Family charades
  • 9:00  An ice cream scoop and sprinkles to announce a "Build your own sundae" dessert bar
  • 10:00  A DVD of a kid-friendly movie (Usually by 10:00 the kids are starting to get too hyper and need a quiet activity.)
  • 11:00  Glow-in-the-dark bracelets/necklaces to wear for the remainder of the night
  • 12:00  Noise makers to celebrate the new year
So, that's what we'll be up to.  What about you?

Got any big countdown plans?


  1. Oh, your ideas look fun! I still need to come up with mine for this year...might borrow an idea. Thanks so much for linking to my site and for the pin and sweet comments about my post.

  2. Love these ideas! For some reason, the link to your Pinterest board didn't work for me? Just letting you know!:)

  3. I saw one idea where you get to pop balloons at each hour, you could fill it with confetti.

    1. Hmm...better look into that. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. Perfect! Just what I was looking for!

  5. Love this idea. Thanks for posting!