Dec 302013

Does your New Year’s Eve party involves kiddos?  We thought about trying a Noon Year’s party – where you count down to noon instead of midnight for Bubbles tomorrow instead of staying up for the ball drop tonight, but then we laughed.  Bubbles is getting better, but she still doesn’t ever go to bed much before midnight.

15 Kid Friendly Recipes for NYE #NYE #Appetizers #Desserts

Here is a list of 15 kid friendly recipes for appetizers and other tasty treats to make your spread a smash hit.  Most of them are bite-sized or have a fun theme – some even work great as party favors.  And they all look delicious!

DIY S’Mores Kits – Views From the ‘Ville (pictured above)
Crunchy Chicken-Stuffed Waffle Pops – Snappy Gourmet
Mini Corn Dog Muffins – Kraft Recipes
Homemade Mozzarella Sticks – Chew Out Loud
Mini Chicken Chimichangas – Views from the ‘Ville (pictured above)
Pizza on a Stick – Artisan Bread in 5
Pigs in a Blanket – Save a Lot
“Sparkly” Celebration Popcorn – Laura Kelly’s Inklings
Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bites – Play. Party. Pin.
Party Popcorn – Bombshell Bling
Banana Nutella Smoothies – Views From the ‘Ville
Individual Dessert Pizzas – Home Cooking Memories (pictured above)
Gumdrop Cupcake-Tinis – Growing Up Gabel (pictured above)
New Year’s Eve Cakeballs – Formula Mom
Confetti Cake – Spoonful

What are your favorite kid friendly recipes for parties?

Dec 312012

New Year’s Eve for Kids

New Year's Eve Ideas for Kids or Noon Year's Eve for Kids

Kids love opportunities to celebrate – and they love excuses to stay up late even more!  New Year’s Eve addresses both of those joys.  But staying up until midnight or later can be rough on (or impossible for) some kids and sometimes the thought of dealing with tomorrow’s crankiness from lack of sleep can be a little daunting for parents.  It may make more sense for your family to have a Noon Year’s Eve party instead of the traditional New Year’s Eve party.  Whichever route you decide to take, here are some fun party ideas for kids! Continue reading »

Dec 302012

If you’re looking for an easy treat to make for the kiddos (and big kiddos) for your New Year’s Eve celebration then I think you’ll love this.  These little s’mores kits are fast and easy to put together and are really quite adorable.  Make up a bunch, hand them out, and when they’re ready to eat them an adult can pop them into the microwave for a few seconds.

New Year's Eve DIY S'mores Kits

DIY New Year’s Eve S’Mores

2 pkgs (9 per pack) snowman-shaped Peeps
3 pkgs (6 bars each) mini Hershey bars
1 box graham crackers
Treat bags with ties or food-safe plastic baggies

Place two graham crackers inside a treat bag, resting them against the back of the bag.  In front of the crackers place one snowman-shaped marshmallow on the left and one mini chocolate bar on the right.  Tie the bags closed and you’re done!

These can be customized for any holiday or special occasion.  I had wanted to make some for Christmas with the reindeer Peeps I bought but I ran out of time.  They have tons of shapes now or you could make homemade marshmallows and use cookie cutters to get the perfect shape for your event.

 New Year's Eve DIY S'Mores Kits

For which other event would you make s’mores kits?

Dec 302011

Can you believe 2012 is almost here?  It’s time to reflect on 2011 and then celebrate the New Year by setting goals and making resolutions (or not!) for 2012.  If you’re going to be having a party then you might be interested in these New Year’s Eve ideas.  Whether you’re having a big bash or some family fun there are crafts, recipe and party ideas for you.  Here are a few I like that I found on Pinterest.

Chalkboard Paint-dipped Glasses

New Year’s Kids’ Party Ideas

New Year's Eve Ideas Continue reading »