Every year we have a kids’ New Year’s celebration, where we have lots of fun playing games and counting down to noon so we can shout, “Happy New Year’s!” Last year we had a balloon drop; the year before we had confetti.
This year Momma’s slacking; you see, I’ve not been feeling 100% lately…
‘Twas the day before New Year’s and for a very long time,
Mommy was coughing and coughing and couldn’t finish the rhyme!
The house was a mess, though she wanted it clean,
and since she hadn’t really slept, she was feeling quite mean.
When up on the stove, what did the kids see?
But craft supplies for party hats, and one decorated by me.
So out came the glue, stickers, and such.
They were crafting party hats, well before lunch.
They’ll be wanting a party, but I feel too sick,
Guess I better plan one tonight — and do it darn quick!
Thankfully, along with a little sense of poetic humor, I do have a few simple ideas up my sleeves!
Of course, we’re making party hats today. Our previous party hats have come in a variety of shapes and sizes — including a princess castle. This year I brought out some dollar store party hats that have seen a couple parties already…and decided we’d each personalize them and give them the needed glitz to be New Year’s hats.
I’ve got some sparkly gift bags we can cut and use to cover the party hats, sparkly pipe cleaners to bend into numbers for the New Year, pom-poms, feathers, stickers…. I can’t wait to see their finished creations!
Tomorrow I’m hoping to talk about what New Year’s actually means and then look back over what we’ve done these past 12 months, using the pictures in our new calendar. (I actually made sure each picture was put in the month it was taken, so it will be a great way to review the year!)
(August was a busy month getting ready for kindergarten, going to the park and festivals…)
I’ve also created something new that I’d like to become a yearly tradition: a list of interview questions for the kids.
How will you be ringing in the New Year?