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Starting with 7 o'clock, decorate a paper bag with each hour.

Starting with 7 o'clock, decorate a paper bag with each hour.

Count up to 11 o'clock. Make a Happy New Year sign to represent midnight (I used the inside of a Christmas card).

Count up to 11 o'clock. Make a Happy New Year sign to represent midnight (I used the inside of a Christmas card).

When 7 o'clock finally arrives, let the kids open the first bag.

When 7 o'clock finally arrives, let the kids open the first bag.

Our first surprise was a pack of glitter tattoos to get the party started.

Our first surprise was a pack of glitter tattoos to get the party started.

I included a couple party poppers in each bag to save for the midnight celebration.

I included a couple party poppers in each bag to save for the midnight celebration.

The 8 o'clock gift was a puzzle and a little card game (I tried to include something specific for each kid in the bag).

The 8 o'clock gift was a puzzle and a little card game (I tried to include something specific for each kid in the bag).

The hours start going by quick. It was time for the 9 o'clock bag before we knew it.

The hours start going by quick. It was time for the 9 o'clock bag before we knew it.

Stickers,

Stickers,

and sticky notes.

and sticky notes.

10 o'clock...

10 o'clock...

Time for a sugar boost.

Time for a sugar boost.

11 o'clock. Getting fired up for the countdown.

11 o'clock. Getting fired up for the countdown.

New cups for a toast. Are we gonna make it another hour?

New cups for a toast. Are we gonna make it another hour?

Watch the ball drop.

Watch the ball drop.

Then go to bed

It's 2014. Happy New Year!

It's 2014. Happy New Year!

  • 5.0 Paper bags
  • Markers
  • Assorted gifts
  • Party poppers or noise makers
  • Kids