9 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Young Adults
Having young adults make New Year’s Eve really fun! They’re old enough to stay up till midnight. Old enough to help with creating fun. Old enough to help make decisions about what the plans should be. Have a great time celebrating New Year’s Eve with young adults!
9 Fun Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Young Adults
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Before You Make Plans For New Year’s Eve With Young Adults
Before you make plans for New Year’s Eve with young adults, make sure what they are actually wanting to do. As your young adults get older, they may want to make their own plans. This needs to be okay!
Our kids have gone out with their own friends, stayed home with us, and helped us to host a couple of parties over the years -often with their own friends in attendance. When you let them invite their own friends over, you will get a lot more help from them from the planning to the set-up to the cleanup.
Start by decorating/snacks and drinks/order a party kit with hats…
When you think of setting up for a party, get some feedback from your young adults about how much they think should be done. They might not even think any decorating needs doing. Snacks are always welcome though!
Over the years, even when our kids were little, we always have had a party kit to celebrate the countdown, whether it happened at an earlier bedtime or midnight! Here’s a party kit for 12 people, and here is one for 48.
#1 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Dress up or down
This can be fun either way. We have done super dressy even though we are staying in, and we have done the opposite. It’s fun to get some photo props and create your own themed t-shirts from Etsy as well. The sky is the limit, just make sure to let everyone know ahead of time what the plan is.
#2 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Create a memory page for the past year
Grab scrapbook supplies and a small photo printer. This can be fun activity for a couple or an entire group, just have enough supplies like a 6-pack of scissors, etc on hand. A Cricut could come in handy for this event as well.
This is not just for the girls, guys can get super creative as well. You could have a creativity competition with all sorts of awards such as: funniest, most memorable, most colorful…
#3 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Game night
What is better than a game night with family and friends? Here are some great ideas for games.
#4 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Make a charcuterie board or fondue
There are so many ideas for this that my only recommendation is to have on hand all the favorites for your family to build the best snacky dinner to make everyone happy!
#5 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Dance party
No matter the age of the NYE participants, everyone loves great music! Dancing is optional.
#6 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Driving scavenger hunt or murder mystery
We have done each of these activities over the years, and both are equally really fun! Here is the link to an great car scavenger hunt around your town and here is a holiday murder mystery. One more idea would be to do an escape room -this one does not require internet or locks!
#7 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Movie marathon
#8 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Set resolutions
Laura wrote a great post about this, so I am linking to that for you to read. The hows and whys of creating the best resolutions for yourself. A FREE PRINTABLE 18 Page Workbook is available to assist you as you make your New Year’s Resolutions.
#9 New Year’s Eve With Young Adults: Make a time capsule
Here is a fun idea to do with an open date in the future… maybe 2050???
Bonus Must Have to Create an Awesome New Year’s Eve With Young Adults:
With older kids/young adults, everyone will most likely last until midnight. Be sure to have champagne or some sort of sparkling drink on hand with fun flutes to toast with. Another option if you don’t mind staying up a bit longer would be to have a midnight meal -our boys always loved pancakes at midnight -so many options!
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