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Young children love a good party as much as anyone. Unfortunately for them, traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations take place long past bedtime. The solution? Throw kids a Noon Year’s Eve party earlier in the day. No need to uncork the champagne. This children's party gets its effervescence from a variety of kid-friendly bubbles.
Secure latex balloons to the wall, inflated to differing sizes to create a festive look. When taped straight-on they provide the perfect bubbly backdrop.
A non-alcoholic bar featuring Sodastream carbonated water and homemade fruit syrups poured into oil dispensers provides an interactive element. Kids will love concocting their own sparkling beverages flavored with syrups and ice cubes in a variety of flavors. Round ice cubes, frozen in Sphere Ice Molds, are a great way to keep the theme going. We used a variety of fruit juices to add color and flavor to ours. GoVino shatterproof glasses and paper straws provide that fancy grownup look.
Fashion an inexpensive DIY balloon drop using a plastic tablecloth, yarn and painter’s tape. Then crank up some kid-friendly pop music to get everyone up and moving. Just before the stroke of noon, pass out miniature bottles of bubbles. The kids will go wild trying to pop them (plus they are far easier to clean up than confetti).
By one o'clock, little ones will be ready for a rest. By evening, even older kids are likely to start feeling as droopy as a day-old balloon. Parents can bask in the glow of an early bedtime and a peaceful start to 2017.
Makes about 8 ounces of syrup