Tuesday, December 22, 2015

How to Throw a Kid-friendly New Year's Eve Bash

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With the holiday season winding down, you’ll find you are turning focus from the Holiday season to New Year’s Eve. For those of us with children, New Year’s Eve parties are not all-night, champagne-filled bashes followed by a morning spent in bed enjoying the day off work. So how do you plan a memorable New Year’s Bash for you and your kids? We’ve got a few ideas:

For the littlest ones to 2nd grade, waiting until midnight will take them way past their curfews. Have a mock countdown that ends at 7 p.m. so they can get to ring in the New Year as well. Try a few of these tips:

  • Bring your costume clothing and play dress up
  • Fill balloons with ideas for fun games. Pop one every half hour so you will have exciting activities to look forward to enjoying
  • Make your own noisemakers to ring in the New Year

For 3rd to 4th graders:
  • Set up a tent in your living room and camp indoors for the night
  • Grab all the pillows and blankets from around your house and create a massive pillow fort
  • Compile your favorite photos from the year and create a memory matching game
  • Search for your family’s best memories in a memory-filled scavenger hunt

For 5th to 8th graders:
  • Grab a stack of newspapers, and have everyone create their own “Things I Hope For in the New Year to Come” collage
  • Kick in the New Year with a movie marathon of your favorite movies
  • Go stargazing and wish on shooting stars
  • Create a celebratory balloon drop for when the clock strikes midnight - your kids can dress up as their favorite celebrity and do their best impressions

Encourage teens to celebrate at home:
  • Set up karaoke in the basement and prepare to sing your heart out
  • Create a festive photo booth, and props worthy of the best selfies
  • Kick back at a bonfire with hot chocolate
  • Prepare for a midnight countdown with sparkling juice and sparklers

Entertaining kids of all ages? Try:

The possibilities for throwing a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve Bash are endless. For even more ideas, check out these 100 Great New Year’s Activities to Do with Your Kids.
From all of us at Gifts ‘N Things, have a happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gifts ‘N Things Has Gift Wrap For All Occasions

No matter the occasion, Gifts ‘N Things offers gift wrap options in our brochure fundraisers for just about anything! We offer collections of matching gift wrap options, including patterns in various colors, like our popular Chevron Roll Wrap Collection with matching Chevron Gift Bags.

Coordinated gift wrap is great for Christmas morning, so everyone knows who’s gift is who’s and you can cater designs to each person’s style! See the video below to see swatches of some of our most popular winter styles and check out our Winter Wonderland catalog for all of our options and coordinating ideas.