New Year’s Eve Hats

Creative Wednesdays Although my Nanny Family and I are not attending New Year’s Eve parties due to social distancing during the pandemic, the children deserve to celebrate the New Year with their family! I found some simple New Year’s Eve hats for my nanny kids to decorate at the merrimentdesign web site. It’s best to […]

New Year’s Eve Noise Maker

Creative Project 2020 used to be the term that meant perfect vision. Now, for many, it will be remembered as one off the toughest years of their lives. This week I’m helping my Nanny Kids get ready to ring in a new year by making crafts and hats (stop by to see how to make […]

New Year’s Countdown Goodie Bags

New Year’s Eve Fun with Kids Grab a few party favors from the party store to give to the kids each hour on New Year’s Eve. Or, write an activity you would like each child to do on a piece of paper and place an activity inside each bag. I have listed some ideas below. […]

Countdown on New Year’s Eve

Pop The Balloon Create tons of anticipation and excitement for the kids as you countdown to the New Year on New Year’s Eve. Each hour have each child pop a balloon and complete the activity written on a piece of paper inside the balloon. I use the same color balloon for each child to make […]

Are You Working for a New Year’s Eve Party?

What to Do with Kids on New Year’s Eve If you are working for New Year’s Eve, here are some ideas to use with children as midnight approaches. For kid friendly drinks click here.  For New Year’s Eve arts n’ crafts click here. If possible, rent some holiday movies such as How the Grinch Stole […]

Do You Charge More When Working on New Year’s Eve?

What Nannies Should Charge on New Year’s Eve A nanny can charge more when her services are likely to be in higher demand, such as on holidays. We recommend you charge more than your usual rate if asked to work on New Year’s Eve. First, check your work agreement to see if New Year’s Eve […]

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies & Au Pairs

 Happy New Year Everywhere! by Arlene Erlbach The author shares traditional customs and traditions of celebrating the New Year from 20 different countries. Different cultures may celebrate the New Year using different calendars and holiday names. Each section highlights a different county, the date(s) of their New Year observance, the name of their New Year holiday […]

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Sitters

Kid Friendly Cocktails to Toast in the New Year Drink # 1 Kid Friendly Pink Champagne Punch 1 12-ounce bottle white grape juice 1 6-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 16-ounce pkg. frozen whole strawberries, thawed 1 12-ounce can lemon-lime soda, chilled 8 cherries (optional) Combine 1/2 of the grape juice, lemonade, and strawberries […]

Children’s Arts N’ Crafts for New Year’s Eve Party

On Sunday we discussed that nannies and au pairs should charge more when working on New Year’s Eve. Click here to see article or to let us know how much you charge on New Year’s Eve. In preparation for New Year’s Eve let the children that are hosting the party help you decorate their playroom […]