Happy New Year!!!

It’s hard to believe we are beginning a new year already.

Let’s have a fun evening with our kids.

Ask them what foods they would like to have for dinner and snacks.

Snack ideas:

    • Veggie tray with broccoli, cauliflower, and cherry tomatoes – alternate vegetables and shape in the form of a Christmas tree. You can use stick pretzels as the trunk and have ranch dressing for dipping.
    • Pizza bites

Chips and dip

  • Shrimp

Dinner ideas:

  • Steak and cheese fondue
  • Spaghetti
  • Make your own pizza
  • Waffles wit
    h regular toppings, then with ice cream for dessert

Play different games:

  • Twister: kids love to watch their parents try to bend and move like them.
  • Pictionary is always fun.
  • Monopoly: a good way to teach kids about money.

Let the kids help pick out decorations, hats, and noise makers to bring in the New Year.

It’s always fun to watch the ball drop in New York on TV. You can have a toast at midnight with bubbling cider for the kids. The kids think it’s fun to clink glasses and make a toast.

As kids we took pans and spoons outside and banged them together to make as much noise as we could and yelled Happy New Year.

What special things do you do on New Year’s Eve?



Next week we’ll begin a series on: The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell