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10 Ways Your Family Can Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve At Home

It’s hard to stay up late enough to witness the clock ring in the new year — which is why we do the countdown at NOON!

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New Year’s Eve is that magical moment when hope hugs everyone at the exact same moment — it’s a feeling that hangs with you long after the final notes of “Auld Lang Syne” have fallen from the air. It’s hard to have the kiddos stay up late enough to witness the clock ring in the new year with both hands raised … and that’s why we do the countdown at NOON! Welcome to the Noon Year’s Eve party!

The ingredients for an epic Noon Year’s Eve are the same as they are for every party: good people, good music, good food, and good drinks — add a traditional countdown with a ball drop and you’ve done it! Here are some fun ways for you to level up your Noon Year’s Eve party!

1. OMG Your Playlist


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You know the moment — you’re on the dance floor, the mind-blowing intro to your favorite song tickles your ears and the next thing you know, you’re shouting “OMG! THIS IS MY SONG!” and getting lost in a dancing frenzy! If your family has some favorite tunes, throw them on a playlist, if not, we’ve pulled together some hits that are sure to make you move on our Noon Year’s Eve playlist. If your family has some favorite tunes, throw them on a playlist, if not, here are our favorite hits that are sure to make you move on Noon Year’s Eve.

2. Dress Up

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Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty Images

It’s three minutes before you’re supposed to be at the party, your mirror is exhausted and you’ve tried on every outfit you own? Part of the fun of a party is getting to dress up! Go full formal or kick up your style with a funky hat, a magic cape, an Elsa wig...whatever makes you feel like you BROUGHT it.

3. DIY a Photo Booth


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Okay, you wear the fancy monocle — I’ll wear this feather boa and I’ll do the peace sign! Photo booths are super fun and easy to pull off. Hang a sheet, add some decorations, then set up a phone or tablet to take photos! You can even buy or make some props like silly mustaches, tiaras, or bow ties on sticks and pose away!

4. Make a Scrapbook With Highlights From the Year

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Lightguard / Getty Images

Every year is action packed with highlights and this year is no different! Make a scrapbook filled with the things that lit you up this year to remind yourself how many awesome things can happen in one year, even when we're all stuck at home all year. If you're low on scrapbooking supplies, Kid Made Modern has a craft set that should have everything you need.

5. Make Some Resolutions

This year, I would like to read more books, lose ten pounds, and develop a recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie! A new year is a tabula rasa — a clean slate filled with hope and opportunity! Resolutions are all about helping you envision success and achievements for the new year. This list of 31 days of little positive habits will help you get started on awesome resolutions that are fun — and easy — to keep.

6. Make Your Own Noon Year’s Party Hat



A party ain’t a party without a silly party hat! Make your own Camp party hat by printing out this funky design and coloring it any way that you like!


  • Paper

  • Glue dots or tape

  • Safety scissors

  • Fluff balls


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    Print out the hat design on a sheet of paper.

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    Color in the design with markers.

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     Cut out the shape of the hat using safety scissors.

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    Use your glue dots or tape to fasten the ends of the shape.

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    Put the final touches on your hat with a fuzz ball on top.

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    Party hard!

7. Work Up an Appetite



I will spend an inordinate amount of time stacking my party plate with charcuterie, munching on dipped veggies, and consuming wrapped cock-doggies when I’m at a party! If you want happy guests, give them the delicious they crave!

Here are some of our Noon Year’s Eve favorites.

8. Create Some DIY Party Poppers



The ball dropped and the room went wild! What did you hear in that moment? Singing, shouting, and party poppers! There’s nothing like a party popper to help you exclaim your excitement for the dawn of a new year! Follow these instructions and make your own party popper to ring in the Noon Year with a proper bang!


  • 9” Balloons

  • Toilet paper rolls

  • Tape

  • Glue dots

  • Construction paper

  • Stickers

  • Glitter

  • Markers

  • Pre-made confetti


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    Knot the balloon and cut off the tip.

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    Stretch the balloon tightly around the toilet paper tube.

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    Secure the balloon in place with a piece of heavy duty packing tape.

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    Use paper, stickers, markers, glitter, etc. to decorate your confetti popper tube!

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    Now for the fun part! Add the confetti to the tube! Pro tip: Use a funnel or a rolled piece of paper to help guide the confetti into the tube.

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    To launch the confetti, pull down on the bottom knot of the balloon then let go! The confetti will shoot high up into the air with a “pop!”

9. Level Up Your Countdown With a Countdown Video

You start to hear it — ten, nine, eight… the moment we’ve all been waiting for is so close you could count the seconds! Give your Noon Year’s Party the grand finale it deserves by cueing up a sweet countdown video to help you countdown to the big moment! There are tons of countdown videos available on YouTube to help give you that official countdown vibe!

10. Bring the Ball Drop Home

The countdown continues — three, two, one… and the ball drops. The glittering moment when anything is possible is finally upon us, signified by a simple symbol that passes the light from one year to the next. Follow along with Chas' Crazy Creations to make your own Noon Year’s ball out of a leftover light-up ornament and some clear disposable cups.