Guide to a Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids

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Guide to a Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids

November 17, 2022
posted by Ali Randazzo

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with loved ones is a core family memory. But what if we told you that you could celebrate 2023 and ring in the new year… early?

Skip the hassle of keeping kids up late with a Noon Year’s Eve Party. Instead of counting down the clock to midnight, celebrate a noon on December 31st. It’s all the fun of a family party without disrupting bedtime and routines.



Noon Year’s Eve Party Ideas


The best part of every party? The company! Whether you invite the neighborhood, grandparents, or just immediate loved ones, be sure to make this event extra special with personalized invitations.

Bonus points for delivering hand-made invitations through wagon-delivery!



Get creative this new year! Below are a few of our favorite crafts for kids to help celebrate and ring in 2023.


1) DIY Confetti Launcher


  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Balloon
  • Confetti
  • Wrapping paper

To start this activity, knot the balloon then cut off the top. Stretch the open end of the balloon across the toilet paper roll. Add in confetti (this can be cut up recycling or newspapers!) then decorate the outside of the roll with leftover wrapping paper, stickers, or glitter.

To launch the confetti, pull down on the balloon knot and watch as your confetti goes flying!


2) DIY Noise Maker


  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Dried beans
  • Wrapping paper, ribbon, stickers, or any décor you have at home

Assemble the noise maker by adding dried beans to the empty toilet paper roll. To secure the beans, wrap the empty roll in leftover wrapping paper, decorative paper, or stickers you might already have at home. When the countdown begins, get ready to shake shake shake!


3) Photo Booth

Using left over wrapping paper or sparkly New Year’s decorative paper, create a backdrop for your photo booth. Designate a photographer or set up a DIY tripod with a smartphone (self-timer pictures are always a blast!)

Don’t forget to use your new noise makers and confetti canons as props for these memory-making photos.



Ringing in the new year isn’t complete without closure in 2022... and the best way is with the ball drop! Project videos of previous year’s ball drop when the clock strikes noon to keep the tradition going. Or turn on family-friendly countdown videos to celebrate.


Have you celebrated Noon Year’s before? Let us know your favorite family NYE traditions with the hashtag #RadioFlyer on social media.