New Year’s Eve: Kid Friendly Balloon Countdown

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Here’s a New Year’s Eve activity that both adults and kids will love! Print out the printable balloon tags below and attach them to glitter-filled balloons. Starting at 7pm, read a tag every hour until the clock strikes midnight. If you are planning a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, with an early bedtime, you can skip the numbers on the balloons and simply read a tag every 15 minutes or so. The prompts on the tags will help you reminisce about the past year with your family and friends. I’ll let you in on a little party secret – pick up a Balloon Time helium tank before your party. It’s so convenient to not have to rent, pick up or return anything. The tank is yours, to use on your own time. I like to fill up my balloons a couple hours before the party starts. My kids love when there is leftover helium and I can fill up balloons all week! 


Clear Balloons
Gold Glitter Confetti
Little Funnel 
Balloon Time Helium Tank
Black Ribbon
Black Adhesive Vinyl Numbers (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Printable Balloon Tags 
Hole Punch


Step 1: Fill 6 clear balloons with 1 teaspoon of gold glitter confetti, using a small funnel. 


Step 2: Fill the glitter-filled balloons with helium using a Balloon Time tank, following the simple instructions on the box. 


Step 3: Tie ribbon to the end of the balloons and add black adhesive vinyl numbers (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) to each balloon. You can cut your own numbers or buy them pre-made.

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Step 4: Print out the printable balloon tags onto card stock. Cut the tags out and punch a hole at the top. 

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Step 5: Tie the tags to the bottom of the balloon ribbons. 


Step 6: Countdown to the new year by reading the ballon tag at the corresponding hour on the balloon (7 = 7pm, 8 = 8pm, 9 = 9pm, 10 = 10pm, 11 = 11pm and 12 = midnight). Have each person go around, recalling memories from the prompt listed on the tag. 


Visit Balloon Time for more tips, tricks and DIY inspiration! How will you be ringing in the new year?This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Balloon Time. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.