Early New Year’s Celebrations Just Right for Young Kids
Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations can be a challenge. Even if they’re old enough to really understand the significance of counting down until the big hour, the late night out would mean crankiness or exhaustion. That’s no fun for the little ones and no fun for the parents, either. There’s the added concern that some general New Year’s Eve celebrations may involve people drinking to excess and more adult themes – not exactly family friendly.
But don’t despair, there are a lot of creative events that have popped up in recent years to replace NYE parties with kids and families in mind. Some even substitute the magic of midnight for the magic of noon, a fun change for everyone. Here’s our rundown of some of the possibilities that your family should consider:
Noon Year’s Eve, Denver
The Children’s Museum of Denver Marisco Campus focuses on the morning of Sunday, December 31st for their “Noon Year’s Eve” party. The fun runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a little bit of everything, from hourly countdowns to balloon drops and even rainbow confetti. Kids can get involved in various art projects or making fireworks from bubble wrap! There will also be music and appearances from some special characters.