New Year’s Eve is a time to spend with friends and family and from our own experience, we have learnt that you don’t even have to be in the same country to have fun celebrating New Year’s Eve together. But, it’s always fun when you can get together and put together some party games that you can all enjoy. So go ahead and check out these New Year’s Eve Party Games that are fun for all of the family to do as you countdown to the new year.
New Year’s Eve Party Games
This fun New Year Baby Game from Momtastic is easy to set up but can get a little noisy with those balloons when they pop.
We turn the whole day into a game with your Balloon Countdown games – lots of the following ideas can be used to happen on the hour.
These Easy Minute to Win it Games by Kid-friendly Things to do are always good fun and as they are quick you can avoid the little ones in the family getting bored when the game goes on and on.
Get everyone involved with this Printable New Year’s Eve Bingo from Plucky Momo and see if you can win at the bingo game of the year!
I love this DIY Year in Review Scavenger Hunt from No Time for Flashcards it’s perfect for putting together and sharing with the family. Want something with a little bit less movement around the house then how about this Easy New Year’s Memory Game perfect for some quieter play – although watch out as those memories go past the kids will be chatting up a storm remembering those times.
After both my kids getting CD players for Christmas this year our house is filled with music and this Musical New Year’s Eve Game from Let’s Play Music is great – part activity, part song and perfect for counting down to the new year.
This New Year’s Eve Ball Game from Sparkly Polliwog is a fun variation on the popular Pass the Parcel I love the difference and we have been playing this over Christmas as well (those cracker gifts are especially useful for the game).
Have some family members that know all of the celebrity gossip then this Minute to Win it: Name that Celebrity Game from Play Party Plan is the perfect game to play with everyone.
With a fun party twist on a classic game for kids this DIY Family Guess Who from Madsens Memories.
With just 1 minute and not going to break the bank these Dollar Store Minute to Win it games from The Chaos and the Clutter are perfect for quick and easy party fun for the whole family to celebrate the end of the year together.
Looking for ideas for more Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve check out our selection of the best activities we’ve tried and tested.
As the evening grows darker and before the fireworks light up the sky why not give this Glow in the Dark Bowling a go.
If your kids are young and they have gone to bed and you’re celebrating with other couples why not give this New Year’s Eve Couples Game from The Dating Diva’s a turn or if you want even more giggles and laughs then put together this DIY Truth or Dare Jenga from the same site.
Get everyone included in this Paper Costumes over on My Mommy World – it would be a great way to use newspaper from the recycling bin or how about leftover wrapping paper.
A classic party game Trying to Be an Elephant Game is explained over on Kitty Groups Online if you haven’t played it before!
Even more Minute to Win it Games over on Chica Circle this time perfect for Tweens and Teens. I want to have a go at making the Baby Rattles with my kids what about you?
Another game for after dark with the kids this Glow in the Dark Ring Toss from a PPumpkinand a Princess is so much fun… Switch off the lights once it’s set up and see how has the best aim!
Get everyone moving with this self-proclaimed Best Teen Party Game from over on Creative Party Games and Activities believe me if you can get your Dad up you will be laughing on the floor in no time.
Take aim and play this Laundry Basket Skee Ball over on Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls, just clear enough room for those with a bad aim so that you don’t hit anything important.
Roll the dice and Get the Kids Moving Game in this fun party game from I Heart Naptimes.
Not sure you want to party as the year ends then why not check out our alternative ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the family.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.