The "Mommy" Role

How To Throw a New Year’s Eve Party- Toddler Style!

“When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.” -Johnny Depp

When you consider the endless amount of energy that toddlers have, it’s truly a shame that they don’t get to enjoy all of the New Year’s Eve festivities.  HOGWASH I say!  Why not bring the party to them?  With a just a minor adjustment to your clock, you and your baby can ring in the New Year….TODDLER STYLE!!!

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Mohawk Tay’s “down time”, or late afternoon nap, is usually around 4:30.  So, at 3:30, we moved our clocks forward to 10:59 pm so we could get the party rocking!!!!

party friends

We invited over a few friends…

more friendsThen a few more friends stopped by… No problem, we can handle it 🙂

party tableHors d'oeuvresLet the party begin…

IMG_1301IMG_1311IMG_1297Hors d’oeuvres consisted of baked chicken bites, baked sweet potato fries sprinkled with McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice, (Because we’re fancy like that! 😀  )  OR, you can just use cinnamon, nutmeg and tiny pinch of ginger, steamed broccoli and chocolate chip cookies (under strict supervision of mom and dad).  Burger provided by Mohawk Tay’s Dora fiesta kitchen (what’s a toddler party without  a little imagination, right?)

IMG_1307We opted for sparkling grape juice and apple cider (my personal favorite).  As you can see, these contain NO ALCOHOL.  You can also squeeze a little lemon into sparkling water if you prefer not to give your child juice to toast with.

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Your “Hostess with the Mostess”

IMG_1330IMG_1439IMG_1423Setting the table….

IMG_1364Tasting the food…

IMG_1344IMG_1371IMG_1467Tay LOVES her broccoli!

IMG_1457IMG_1460Put on your silliest NYE accessories and get ready to count down!

IMG_1387IMG_14413…2…1… Party Time!

IMG_1448Daddy Time…(that better be the ONLY kiss she gets until she’s FORTY.)

IMG_1417Finally, a good Hostess cleans up after her party…

What about you?  How are you ringing in the New Year with your munchkin?  Let me know!  I’d love to hear you ideas and thoughts for future toddler parties!

Until next time,

Nik and Tay

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18 thoughts on “How To Throw a New Year’s Eve Party- Toddler Style!

  1. SO ADORABLE!! I loved the sippy cups in the background of the food table picture! Too cute! 🙂 Stopping by from SITS.

  2. What great ideas! Your little one is to adorable! What a fun age 🙂 Great pictures – there is so much joy and love! Stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!

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