Party Like It’s Midnight: Kids New Year’s Eve Party Games

Kiko Anderson
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While adults may wait for midnight to raise their glasses, kids can also enjoy a fun party, too! New Year’s Eve parties are among the most anticipated events every year, and kids should not be left out. As a parent, you can make it more enjoyable for your kids by incorporating fun games into the party. In this blog post, we’re going to explore some fun and successful kids New Year’s Eve party games to help kick-off the year-end celebrations!

1. Family Friendly Balloon Pop

 Inflate a few balloons with New Year’s Eve wishes, resolutions, or fun tasks such as asking everybody for a dance, or sing a song for ten seconds. Then scatter those balloons on the floor, gather the kids in a circle, and let them pop the balloons. Whatever activity is inside those balloons, the kids must perform it once the balloon pops.

2. Bubble Wrap Stomping

 Kids love to pop bubble wrap, so why not make a game out of it? Roll long pieces of bubble wrap and place them on the ground for the kids to stomp. Give each pair of kids a different size sheet of bubble wrap. The aim of the activity is that they pop every single bubble on their sheet of bubble wrap by hopping from one end to another without falling off. It’s both entertaining and competitive.

3. Kids New Years Eve Party Scavenger Hunt

 For this game, you’ll have to print or create various pictures of items commonly used for New Year’s celebrations, such as party hats, champagne glasses, noisemakers, etc. Fill them around the party area, along with or without fake tattoos and confetti. Each child will get a list of items, and their task is to look around and find all the items before the countdown ends. You may also add in some clues to make the game more exciting.

4. Chubby Bunny

 A classic game and a go-to for any party. To play this game, give each child a marshmallow or a small piece of candy. For each turn, the aim is to stick one marshmallow in the mouth and say “Chubby Bunny” without swallowing the marshmallow or spitting it out. The child with the most marshmallows/candy in their mouth and still saying ‘Chubby Bunny’ at the end wins!

5. Photo Booth Fun

 Set up a photo booth area for your little ones to have their pictures taken. Gather some party props, such as hats, glasses, blowers, and more. Place them by the photo booth area allowing kids together and choose their preferable props. It’s a great way to capture the memories of the event and provide the children with individual keepsakes to take home.


Don’t let your kids miss out on all the New Year’s Eve fun! These party games are perfect for creating a lively atmosphere and entertaining the little guests while they wait for the ball to drop. By adding these games to your party, you can be sure that your children will be talking about it for days, both to you and their friends. And with Troomi Wireless, a safe smartphone for kids that allows parents to have access to all their kids’ texts and control which apps they can access, you can enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebration with peace of mind. While the children are engaged in the festive games and activities, you can keep an eye on their digital interactions and ensure they are in a secure online environment. With Troomi Wireless, you can have fun together as a family, celebrate the New Year, and confidently manage your children’s smartphone usage, making it a wonderful way to start the year off right.

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