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Family New Year’s Eve

I have another post I have waited for a year to share with you. I’m excited to share with you our super fun Family New Year’s Eve. Since my girls are getting older, I wanted to make New Year’s Eve fun for them as well as for us grown ups. Let me show you our celebration and give you a printable to make your own family New Year’s Eve fun.
Fun idea for a Family New Year
Our New Year’s Eve celebrations started with an idea I found at The Dating Divas ~ Family New Year’s. I started by making a paper bag with a clock for each hour we planned to celebrate. We chose 5pm to 10pm.
After making the bags, I took a little trip to the party supply store. I spent $10 to $15 on a few things with which to fill the bags as well as the hats and glasses. Inside each bag, I placed a scroll with a clue to our activity for that hour as well as some type of little trinket for the girls. The night went so fast and we had so much fun! We can’t wait to have our family New Year’s Eve celebration again this year!
Fun idea for a Family New Year

To give you some ideas, below is what we did for each hour as well as my clue.

5 p.m.
CLUE: It’s time to work on New Year’s resolutions!
WHAT WE DID: I found a simple printable which we each used to write a few things we wanted to try to do in the New Year. We also ate a bean dip and chip appetizer.
IN THE BAG: New Year’s printable

6 p.m.
CLUE: Your tummy says it’s time to eat!
WHAT WE DID: Ate dinner
IN THE BAG: Bead necklaces

7 p.m.
CLUE: Dancing in the dark…Ohh La La! (from this song that was popular last year) It’s time for flashlight limbo! Flashlight limbo directions on Spoonful.
WHAT WE DID: Listened to music and played flashlight limbo
IN THE BAG: Glow bracelets

8 p.m.
CLUE: Don’t get bored! Time to pick a board game and play, play, play! Don’t forget to make time for something sweet to eat!
WHAT WE DID: Played a board game and ate our dessert – chocolate eclairs!
IN THE BAG: Party blowers

9 p.m.
CLUE: Time for bed…just kidding. Just get ready for bed, then time for some wii family fun!
WHAT WE DID: Played wii games together
IN THE BAG: Noise makers

10 p.m.
CLUE: Happy New Year! Welcome 2012! Time to celebrate with a toast and fireworks!
WHAT WE DID: We watched a YouTube video of New Year’s being rung in other places in the world, had a toast of sparkling cider and/or lemonade and had some fun with pop-its, sparklers and some small fireworks (which are legal in our state).
IN THE BAG: Pop-its

Fun idea for a Family New Year
We had so much fun ringing in 2012 as a family. We plan to do this same celebration again this year. I have heard that the kids didn’t really like the New Year’s resolutions, so I will be doing something different for the first bag. They loved the flashlight limbo and can’t wait to do that again.
Fun idea for a Family New Year
If you would like to try our family New Year’s Eve celebration, I have a free printable for you.
Fun idea for a Family New Year
Just click on both of the links above. You will need both pages in order to make the clocks for your bags. The 2 pages will be enough clocks for 3 hours or 3 bags. Each clock has 3 parts (the clock face and two colored circles to back the clock face). You only need to figure out your clues as well as what you plan to fill your bags with and your New Year’s family fun can begin!
Fun idea for a Family New Year
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  • Dara - December 26, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    what a cute idea! Gabbie just asked me what we’re doing for new year’s eve. maybe I should consider something like this.ReplyCancel

    • K Coake - December 27, 2012 - 3:32 am

      You should consider it! We had so much fun with this last year. It made if fun and special for them and for us as well.
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  • Diana - FreeStyleMama - December 26, 2012 - 4:40 pm

    Fun idea! Have a great celebration!ReplyCancel

  • Kati - December 26, 2012 - 8:10 pm

    What fun!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Mary Butterfly - December 27, 2012 - 2:53 am

    This is an adorable idea!!!!!! What a cute family you have!
    KarenReplyCancel

    • K Coake - December 27, 2012 - 3:42 am

      Thank you to both things! We had loads of fun and are looking forward to it again this year.
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  • Chloe @ Rainbows & Honeysuckle - December 28, 2012 - 6:04 am

    What an awesome idea! Pinning this, definitely!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • Chloe @ Rainbows & Honeysuckle - December 28, 2012 - 6:04 am

    What an awesome idea! Pinning this, definitely!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca @ Herons Crafts - December 28, 2012 - 7:51 am

    This is such a fun idea! I love it! New year’s Eve can fell like a really long night but you made sure there wasn’t a dull moment! Definitely pinning this!
    Hope you have an Awesome new year this year!
    Rebecca
    http://www.heronscrafts.blogspot.comReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 5, 2013 - 2:31 am

      I totally agree, it can feel like a really long night. Now, both years we have done this it goes quickly and is fun! I hope you had an awesome New Year as well.
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  • Nici Higby - December 29, 2012 - 1:44 am

    What a fun party! We’ll most likely be having New Year’s at home and I’d like for it to be a fun time. I may have to use some of your ideas!
    Blessings,
    NiciReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 5, 2013 - 2:35 am

      Thanks so much! We had so much fun and I hope if you tried any of our ideas, you had fun as well.
      Take care,
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  • Amy - December 29, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    Such great ideas! I’m going to pin this so I can borrow some of your ideas! Thanks for sharing it Shine on Fridays!ReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 5, 2013 - 2:37 am

      Thank you, Amy! Thanks so much for your sweet blog post. I hope you and your family had a great New Year’s Eve celebration.
      Take Care,
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  • Angie@Echoes of Laughter - December 29, 2012 - 6:23 pm

    What a wonderful party KC! Wishing you a wonderful New Year’s EVe! Angie xoReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 5, 2013 - 2:38 am

      Thank you! Happy New Year’s to you as well!
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  • howtotrainasuperhero - December 29, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    This is a fun idea. I hope it’s more fun for you all this year too!

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    • K Coake - January 6, 2013 - 1:02 am

      Thank you! We did have a great time again this year. I was even grumpy going into it, but it sure turned out to be fun.
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  • Katie's how to - December 29, 2012 - 10:31 pm

    This is a great, simple idea for family fun on New Years! I’m your newest follower and I found you on the Weekend Wrap UP Party!
    Katieshowto.blogspot.com
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    • K Coake - January 6, 2013 - 1:13 am

      Thank you! It is simple and we have had so much fun both times we have done this now. Can’t wait to do it again to ring in 2014! Thanks so much for the follow!
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  • Gallamore West - December 31, 2012 - 12:15 am

    This is SO much fun!! I’m going to do it with our boys this NYE. Thanks for a great idea- found you linked up at TT&J!
    Happy 2013!
    xoxo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore WestReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 6, 2013 - 1:21 am

      I hope you and your boys had a lot of fun with this Year Year’s Eve idea! I know we sure had fun.
      Take Care,
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  • malia - December 31, 2012 - 12:22 am

    Great idea! Pinned! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Years!ReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 7, 2013 - 2:29 am

      Thanks and thanks for the pin! Happy New Year to you as well. Hope it is off to a great start!
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  • The Fischer Family - January 7, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    Pinned your idea and gave it a try this year! We had so much fun and it made the time absolutely fly by! Thanks for sharing! Will probably use it again in the future. I wrote a blog post all about our adventures! Come by and check it out! Happy New Year to you and your family! http://blessingsabundant.blogspot.com/2013/01/happy-new-year.htmlReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 9, 2013 - 2:42 am

      Thank you so much for letting me know! I just went over and read your post. I so glad you had such a great time. Happy New Year to you and your family!
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  • Family New Year’s Eve - December 26, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    […] The Real Thing with the Coake Family has some great ideas! […]ReplyCancel

  • […] believe that 2013 is coming to an end and we will soon be ringing in 2014. Last year I shared our Family New Year’s celebration with you. My girls are getting older and I wanted to add something fun and a little more mature to […]ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine - December 31, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    This is fantastic! I am home alone with LO, SICK, of course! We will be celebrating this year at 830 PM! LOL! I hadn’t anything planned. You have clearly taken care of everything including the printables, and a perfectly run family schedule! ILL Get the SNACKS and see ya next year! Bunches of THANKS and Appreciation for this simply wonderful post!!! Jeanine, Canadian Mom/Reader! :D
    (Didn’t know if you’d get a notification from FB so thought I’d copy paste!)
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  • Jeanine H - December 31, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    This is fantastic! I am home alone with LO, SICK, of course! We will be celebrating this year at 830 PM! LOL! I hadn’t anything planned. You have clearly taken care of everything including the printables, and a perfectly run family schedule! ILL Get the SNACKS and see ya next year! Bunches of THANKS and Appreciation for this simply wonderful post!!! Jeanine, Canadian Mom/Reader! :D ReplyCancel

    • KC - January 5, 2014 - 9:57 pm

      I’m so glad I could help, Jeanine! I hope that you had a great New Year even with a sick little one.
      Take care,
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  • Confessions of the Perfect Mom - January 1, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    I didn’t see that you guys did this. We did the same thing this year. How funny. Great minds think a like and all. If you want to check out how ours turned out you can check it out here: http://confessionsoftheperfectmom.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/new-years-eve-family-style/ReplyCancel

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