This year I’ve noticed New Year’s Eve parties sky rocket on social media! Everyone is pinning & sharing dresses, recipes, party inspiration, kids activities, traditions, and more! In my family, we never did much for New Years growing up and I love that I’m seeing so much variation in it now. It makes me want to get in the spirit to welcome the new year in STYLE!
And then I remember I don’t do much for New Years because I have a kid. Now, we’re not the kind of parents that think having a kid is a downer or prevent-er of fun, we include her in most situation that others would not. Although baby sitters are not hard to find in our large family, we do not use them frequently because we try to do family activities above all. She is use to being on the go, traveling where we go, sleeping anywhere, and is great at finding fun in any situation. We love being around her and sharing experiences with her. The problem arises because we had a kid WELL before any of our friends have even gotten married. As a result, we get numerous fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants invites such as “I’m almost to your house. Lets go to <insert non-kid-friendly activity>”, “Come over for a BBQ” and get frowns of disappointment that we brought the kid, & “Lets stay out all night at the bars!”
Needless to say, we often opt out instead for scrambling for a baby sitter, and frankly, the idea of drinking all night is not as appealing as an adult as it was in college…
I love that this post is about kid friendly activities on New Years. I love that it includes them, helps to keep them occupied, and encourages family time instead of segregating.