Kid-Friendly Treats and Drinks for New Year's Eve

Looking for kid-friendly ideas for New Year’s Eve? Look no further! Today we’re sharing our favorite kid-friendly drinks and treats along with our adorable New Year’s Eve pajamas, dresses, and matching sets. Shop cute party outfits and pajamas here.

It’s officially the holiday season and there’s nothing we love more than helping you plan memorable activities with your family. We even put together a huge list of over 30 bucket list items for your family to do together this holiday season. It includes 10 ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve with your kids! You can read that whole list here. 

One of the best things to do on New Year’s Eve is toast the New Year with a glass of champagne or your favorite cocktail. However, if you’re celebrating with kids – you’ll want to have some more kid-friendly options. Let’s dive into kid-friendly drinks and treats for your New Year’s Eve celebration.

5 Kid-Friendly Drinks for New Year’s Eve

1. Cotton Candy Mocktail

This might be the cutest and most kid-friendly drink we’ve ever found! They’ll love the bright colors and it’s fun to watch the cotton candy disappear into the drink – and die the sparkling water pink!  

We found this recipe on Princess Pinky Girl. With only 2 ingredients they are almost as much fun to make as they are to drink.

2. Ring Pop Mocktail

A ring-pop mocktail is surely a treat that the kids will love. It’s indulgent, but that’s what New Year’s Eve is all about! We found this fun kid-friendly drink on ‘Adventures in Familyhood’ and we think it’s perfect for ringing in the New Year.


3. Milk Chocolate Mocktail

Food Network has brought us this children’s favorite – turned New Year’s Eve mocktail! Make your own here, but depending on how old your Birdies are, you might want to rethink the martini glasses! We’re guessing you’ll already have all the ingredients for this one too.

 4. Classic Cherry Limeade 

We found this delicious Sonic Cherry Limeade Copycat that is going to blow your family’s socks off this New Year’s Eve! Trust us, even the adults are going to be asking for more. With 5 ingredients, this is going to be a New Year’s Eve classic in your house. Follow along with the copycat recipe here.

5.  Homemade Italian Creamsodas 

Italian Cream Soda is a drink for special occasions! It’s sweet, bubbly, and easy to make in everyone’s favorite flavors. Our family loves pulling out the ingredients for an Italian Cream Sode for New Year’s Eve. You can really experiment and create drinks that everyone will love.  

For a few more easy kid-friendly New Year’s Eve drinks, check out these easy ideas.

5 Kid-Friendly Treats for New Year’s Eve

1. Ball Drop Cupcakes

We couldn’t find a treat more perfect for New Year’s Eve! This is the perfect way to celebrate in true New Year’s Eve fashion. And luckily for all of us, ‘My Homebased Life’ has put together the easiest instructions to follow. Make your own ball-drop cupcakes here.

2. Ice Cream Sundae Bar

What better treat than the one you get to decorate and customize yourself? If you’re having a party with lots of adults and lots of littles, why not throw together an ice cream sundae bar? This is such a cute treat for New Year’s Eve that everyone will love. 

Topping ideas: 

  • White chocolate chips
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Snickers
  • Swedish Fish
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Sour Gummy Worms
  • Oreos
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Banana slices
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries


3. Trix Krispies

A New Year’s Eve twist on a childhood classic! These Trix Krispies even look like New Year’s Eve and they’re just as easy to make as Rice Krispies. Follow along with the recipe we found here. The best part is, you only need 3 ingredients. 

4. Pizza Bites

While we love dessert and would share nothing but treats all the time, we also know the importance of getting the kids to eat things other than sugar, especially at parties. That’s why we love making pizza bites! They’re always a hit and you can customize them any way your family likes. This recipe is tasty and stuffed full of vegetables! Which means a win for you and a tasty dinner for the kids.

5. Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

We all know that kids love to play with their food, and pull-apart garlic bread is just that! Besides, what goes better with pizza bites than garlic bread?! Easy finger foods are a must-have at New Year’s Eve parties. 

For bread, it’s a surprisingly easy recipe to make. Follow along with the instructions here

We also love to put out a vegetable and fruit platter with various dips, you’ll catch yourself and the kids picking at the healthy options all night long. 

How does your family celebrate New Year’s Eve? Is there a special treat or tradition in your family? 

This year, celebrate in our adorable New Year’s Collection. We want to know how your family celebrates, and we’d love to know if you try any of these recipes this year! Come hang out and tag us on Instagram (@birdiebeanbaby) so that we can see what your family gets up to in Birdie Bean. 

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