Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Family and Friends

2023 is right around the corner! With so many things that have happened in 2022, next year will surely be a time of fruitfulness for kinship families all over the nation. If you are looking for ways to bring in the new year with your family, try the activities below!

  • Create a gratitude flower.
  • Participate in a Rose, Bud and Thorn activity for what went well in 2022 (rose), what you are looking forward to in 2023 (bud), and what you didn’t like that happened in 2022 but learned from or were able to feel better about later (thorn). 
  • Try new recipes.
  • Plan a family vacation for 2023.
  • Have everyone share their favorite memory of the year.
  • Create a time capsule to open either at the end of 2023 or give yourself a set year to open them.
  • Make a list of goals for the new year.
  • Have an ice cream sundae bar featuring numerous toppings.
  • Make pizzas for dinner. Bonus points if you make it into a clock using toppings!
  • Host a dance-off.
  • Toast to the new year with sparkling cider.
  • Make a blanket fort in the living room.
  • Host a game night with friends and neighbors.
  • Make a scavenger hunt around the house.
  • Have everyone write new year wishes on a piece of paper and store them in a jar. Open them up next year!
  • Read a book together.
  • Write out a 2023 family bucket list.
  • Spend the whole day watching each family member’s favorite movie.
  • Quiz each other with trivia for kids.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of A Second Chance, Inc.

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