Noon Years Eve: A Celebration the Whole Family Can Enjoy!
Can we take just a moment to be 100% real, right now? All right – who here is really looking forward to partying and celebrating until the wee-small hours, a few nights from now?
If you’re truly up for it, we tip our hats to you. Here’s to you having the time of your life! But for many of us, the prospect of living it up after midnight is starting to lose its luster. And with good reason, too…
➡️ It’s “amateur night” out there, and the roads can be notoriously unsafe
➡️ The holidays have already taken a toll on our energy level
➡️ It’s really cold out there. Seriously.
➡️ The kiddos usually aren’t into it, and you know they’ll be zombies the next day
➡️ Tell the truth: when was the last time you had a blast at a midnight countdown, anyway?
New Year’s at Noon?
We at Kenmore didn’t invent the idea, but we’re starting to get behind it the more we hear about it. As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new, why not have a New Year’s celebration that everyone in the family can participate in and enjoy? A “Noon-Year’s Eve” party, in other words!
By centering your celebration around a 12pm countdown on New Year’s Eve instead of a 12 midnight countdown, you can make sure nobody is getting left out of the festivities. And if you load up your daytime party with all the right sort of activities, the youngsters will start to wear themselves out just in time for the grown-ups to get their auld lang syne on (whatever that might mean).
Decorate to Celebrate!
Kick off the festivities with a burst of color and excitement by decking out your space with vibrant decorations. Think about incorporating a mix of metallics, balloons, and festive streamers to create a lively atmosphere. Or, better yet, get the kids involved in creating do-it-yourself party banners with rolls of plain craft paper and colored markers.
Want to take the fun up a notch? Create a photo booth area with props like glittery hats, oversized sunglasses, and colorful boas for capturing the joyous moments.
Delicious Noon Year’s Delights
What’s a celebration without some delicious treats? The noon hour is the perfect time for a brunch-style feast that caters to both adults and kids. Set up a waffle or pancake station with an array of toppings like whipped cream, fresh berries, and chocolate chips. Pro Tip: the Kenmore electric griddle can help make whipping up these midday delights a breeze. Don’t forget to include a selection of finger foods, like mini quiches, fruit skewers, and yogurt parfaits, for a well-rounded brunch that satisfies everyone’s taste buds.
Beverage Bar Bliss
Craft a beverage bar that adds a touch of sparkle to your Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Offer a variety of drinks, including fruity mocktails for the little ones and bubbly mimosas for the grown-ups. And it’s the perfect occasion to set up a DIY hot chocolate station with assorted toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, and sprinkles for an extra layer of sweetness. Yum!
The highlight of the Noon Year’s Eve party is, of course, the countdown to noon! Create an interactive countdown experience for the entire family by crafting a festive clock or a countdown display. As the clock approaches noon, gather everyone together, play some upbeat music, count down together and ring in the new year with confetti, balloons and noise-makers. Be sure to capture the moment in video, and share with anyone who wants it!
Keep the energy level upbeat with entertainment that caters to all age groups. Set up a crafting station for the little ones, complete with supplies for making New Year’s resolutions or personalized party hats. For the older crowd, create a playlist of party music that spans the decades, ensuring there’s something for everyone to dance and sing along to.
Family-Friendly Fun & Games
Engage the entire party with interactive games that bring out everyone’s competitive spirit. From classic board games to family-friendly trivia, there are endless options to choose from. Create a mini-tournament with prizes for winners or organize a scavenger hunt around the house. Whatever sounds fun to you and your crew!
No Jackets Required
As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to celebrate the joy of new beginnings and the love of family and friends. Hosting a Noon Year’s Eve party is a terrific and ultra-casual way to include everyone in the festivities while creating lasting memories.
With colorful decorations, delicious brunch delights, a show-stopping countdown, and entertainment for all ages, your Noon Year’s Eve bash will be the first big hit of the season. So, get ready to ring in the “noon year” with style and flair, and let the countdown begin!
Cheers to you and yours, and a year filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.
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