new year’s eve

Glitter, Glowsticks, and Grape Jell-O: Vital Accompaniments to Any New Year’s Eve Kids Table


Kick off 2012 with a kickass kids table If your kids are relegated to the kids table for New Year’s Eve, stock their setting with fun accessories. A glowing setting: Since New Year’s Eve is one of the few nights when kids can stay up late, create a night-time themed table stocked with glow-in-the-dark goodies.… Read More »

Bunchland Resolutions


Twenty-ten was a pretty great year for, but we’re hoping to make 2011 even better! We’ve had some time to reflect on what we liked in Bunchland this  year, but now it’s time to look into the future. As the incoming online editor of, I’m looking forward to bringing you the sort of fun… Read More »

Look Out Weekend: December 31-January 2


No idea what to do this weekend? Bunchland’s got your back TORONTO What: Happyview P.S. When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Lower Ossington Theatre (100A Ossington Avenue) Price: $24.50 or $80 for a family 4-pack The details: We saw this hilarious one-man show last time it ran in Toronto, and we laughed till we thought we… Read More »

The Bunchland Guide to New Year’s Eve


New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to mean scrambling to find a babysitter or skipping a night of partying. With a bit of planning ahead, kids and New Year’s can be seamlessly combined to create a fun night for the whole family, full of activities you’ll all look back on. At a loss for how to… Read More »

Disco Ball Piñata!


Why not countdown to a paper mâché ball of candy? Countdowns are fun. Candy is fun. Countdowns with candy at the end are superfun. (If you don’t like that much sugar, glitter is also fun. Messy, but fun.) For a kid-friendly countdown, make a disco ball piñata. Note: this needs to be done two days… Read More »

Make a Memory Mural


A collaborative art project sharing memories and resolutions makes for a great party activity Kids and parents can all take part sharing their favourite memories of the last year as well as their hopes for 2011. Establish an art corner for this particular party activity. (We can’t even tell you how many times we’ve accidentally… Read More »

DVD Box Sets to Watch on New Year’s Day


The best family entertainment for this lazy, lazy day Presenting Bunchland’s Guide to New Year’s Day. You ready? Got a pen? Okay, here it is: 1. Sleep in. 2. When you eventually wake up, with the help of no alarms whatsoever, make pancakes. 3. Eat the pancakes. 4. Do not, repeat, do not change out… Read More »

3 DIY Noisemakers You Should Make


Make some noise in the new year with one of these New Year’s Eve noisemakers Generally, you want your kids to stop making so much noise, but on New Year’s Eve, they are certainly exempt from the quiet rule. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite DIY noisemakers from craft blogs to help your kids… Read More »

Make a Time Capsule for the New Year


Catherine Romano blogs about crafty projects for kids and parents This New Year’s Day, my family will mark the end of 2010 and the start of 2011 by creating a time capsule. A time capsule is a fun, simple, and kid-friendly way to celebrate (and reflect on) the past year. Since we recently made the move… Read More »

Glam New Year’s Getups for Boys and Girls


New Year’s Eve outfits for kids New Year’s Eve is the best time to dress up your kids in fancy-pants outfits, because how often do you get to do that sort of thing? Sure, there’s the occasional wedding or birthday party. But New Year’s Eve is a time when you can get away with tops… Read More »

Night Tobogganing


Sometimes a quick slide down your neighbourhood hill is the best way to ring in the New Year If dance floors and cocktail conversations aren’t for you, we suggest a little bit of night tobogganing. There’s something almost other worldly about looking down from the top of a hill, hearing only the scrape of your… Read More »

A Unique New Year’s Eve Invitation Made of Dollar Store Materials


Catherine Romano blogs about crafty projects for kids and parents When hosting a holiday party, creating an invitation is usually the first step. The party invite sets the theme and mood for the festivities and sparks excitement and anticipation for guests. Because this is our first holiday in our new home, I wanted to do… Read More »


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