Staying up until the wee hours on New Year’s Eve is a decidedly grown-up tradition, but there are still plenty of ways the kids can celebrate the transition from 2015 to 2016. On December 31, throw them a new year countdown bash they won’t sleep through with a Noon Year’s Eve party! Twelve hours before midnight, lead the kiddos in their own countdown as the clock strikes noon for the last time in 2015. We’ll be hosting noontime parties at our own Pottery Barn Kids stores, but don’t worry if you can’t make it in — we’ve got you covered with some downloads that will get the (kid-appropriate, of course ?) party started.
We teamed up with Alli of Made With HAPPY to throw a kids’ New Year’s Eve party that’s just as well decorated and festive as the one the adults will be headed to at night. In Alli’s house, they are actually designating a section of their all-ages party for the kids. But if you know those little guests won’t be able to keep their eyes open until midnight, use Alli’s goodies during the day to countdown at noon.
In addition to any glittering decorations you have at home, hang the black, white and gold star “Happy New Year” banner that Alli designed. You can download it here. Once the decor is set, make holiday crowns for each attendee. Alli has provided the downloadable template here and get creative with the paper choice. Use glitter card stock like Alli or a thick paper in a regal purple. Pick a color that complements your party’s theme!
Now for the entertainment, we have bingo courtesy of Playdough to Plato. This is what we’ll be playing at our stores’ Noon Year’s Eve parties.
We love those bright colors! Head over to Playdough to Plato to download all the bingo cards. Don’t forget to tag your photos of your holiday fun and PBK gear with #lovemypbk for a chance to be featured on our Instagram and website!
Happy New Year Banner — Made With HAPPY
Crown — Made With HAPPY
New Year’s Bingo — Playdough to Plato