We usually celebrate at home, but a few years ago we made the mistake of letting our kids stay up to watch the ball drop. They were tired and whiny and so exhausted the next day. So, a couple of years ago, when Netflix came out with their on demand New Year’s Eve countdowns, I was thrilled. We were able to have the new year start at 9pm, as opposed to 12am. Big difference! We rang in the new year together and celebrated together and then sent the kids to bed, so Mr. Maven and I could have alone time to ring in the new year!
Now, you could look at this as tricking kids, but they do know that this isn’t the Times Square Ball dropping and seeing their fave King Julien countdown to the new year is pretty appealing. Staying up to midnight isn’t up for discussion – even for my oldest, who is 11. Next year we may have to give in, but not this year!
This year, the most famous 10 seconds of the year are back on Netflix with 10 new countdowns based on some of your kids’ favorite shows: Word Party, Puffin Rock, Luna Petunia, Beat Bugs, All Hail King Julien, Skylanders Academy, DreamWorks Trollhunters, Project Mc2, Fuller House and Chasing Cameron.
So, celebrate New Year’s Eve with your kids and then set the countdown any time you want (you can even show all 10 countdowns!)
The next morning, here’s some ideas of Netflix shows your kids can watch while you get some more zzz’s.
9. Project Mc2
12. The Batman
13. The Deep
Sing in the new year with Puffin Rock.
For a limited time only, the Puffin Rock Music! app is now available for a discounted price in the Apple and Google Play stores now through January 7. Just search ‘Puffin Rock Music’ in your app store and join the Puffin Rock ensemble!
Need a doorhanger to convince the kids to let you sleep in? Download the one below!
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