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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Years Family Fun - Recipes, Crafts, Activities!

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Looking for New Years Family Fun?

We're searching for New Years or First Night Activities for Kawartha Lakes Families, and will add them to this post as we find them. We hope you'll enjoy these recipes for festive mocktails, as well as a few craft ideas,  and family-friendly events.
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What Family Friendly New Years fun did we discover?
Glad you asked!

New Years Eve Recipes

Whether you're expecting a new addition to your family, nursing, or just looking for some delicious festive non-alcoholic drink recipes, you might enjoy these mocktails. Here are a few delicious festive mocktail recipes that all family members can enjoy.

Sparkling Blueberry - Cider Mocktail

Sparkling Blueberry Fizz Mocktail
My DD Created this super simple Blueberry Cider Fizz at Christmas. 
Ingredients per glass: 
  • Frozen Blueberrries 1 1/2 Tablespoons
  • Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Cider 1/2 Cup or 125ml
Spoon blueberries in a festive glass and top with non-alcoholic Sparkling Cider. We picked up ours at Food 4 Less on Hwy 36 for $1.99. See how it comes together in this playlist of mockatail recipes.
Make the Most of Mocktails with this playlist of Mocktail Recipes

Layered Mango Strawberry Mocktail - Sober Julie

Sober Julie has a huge treasure trove of Mocktail recipes on her blog. Do you find layered drinks say party to you?  Then you'll love this layered Mango Strawberry Mocktail.
Mocktail Recipe- Strawberry Mango Layered Mocktail- Sober Julie

Mock Champagne - Oh So Delicious

This mock Champagne is easy to put together with only 3 ingredients! What a fun way to toast the New Year! Find the ingredients and directions on Oh So Delicious.
Mock Champagne - Found on Oh So Delicious

Making home made pizza can be a fun activity for New Years at home. This free tutorial even includes tips on making Gluten Free Pizza!
Perfect Pizza Free Tutorial with Chef Peter Reinhart

New Years Crafts

What's New Years without noise makers? Isabel Kallman at Alpha Mom created these cool raisin box upcycle noisemakers.
Raisin Box Noise Makers  Tutorial - AlphaMom
New Years Hats are a must for for New Years Parties Lorie at Reading Confetti has a free printable for creating the clocks on these hats in her tutorial.
New Years Eve Clock Hats - Reading Confetti 
These New Years Confetti Eggs could be fun at midnight, and the kids will enjoy making the snippets to place inside. See Megan Andersen's Tutorial on radmegan.
New Years Craft- Confetti Eggs - RadMegan

Craft yourself some bling for New Years using this free pattern for vintage inspired all wire earrings.
New Years Bling - Free Earring Pattern- Craftsy
This New Years Dormouse would make a sweet guest at your party. Make it with a knitting pattern from Craftsy.
New Years Mouse Knitting Pattern- Craftsy

Kawartha Lakes New Years Family Events

While many Cities offer free transportation on New Years Eve, unfortunately City of Kawartha Lakes does not offer any public transit on New Years Eve, nor New Years Day. Perhaps this is something our new council might look into for next year.

New Years Eve Free Skating Party Fenelon Falls

Shiloh Christian Centre is hosting its annual New Years Eve skating party at the Fenelon Falls Arena. The good olde fashioned family fun starts December 31 at 7 p.m. and continues until 12:30 am. Ring in the New Year with family and friends during a free night of skating, games, food, music and prizes. Fun for all ages whether you skate or prefer to keep warm in the social area behind the glass. Fenelon Falls Arena is located at 27 Veterans Way Fenelon Falls. For map and more details see link in related links below.

Mayor Andy Letham to hold New Year’s Levees 

Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham is inviting the public to join him at two New Year’s Levees on Sunday, January 4. The first will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bobcaygeon Service Centre, and the second will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Coronation Hall in Omemee.
 “This is a great opportunity to visit with area residents and welcome in the New Year,” said Mayor Letham. “One of the things I really want to do as Mayor is spend more time talking with the community and being active in the community."
 Mayor Letham sees this as a great way to kick off 2015 and to start the year on a really positive note, and hope to meet with as many people as possible.
 “These events are for everyone,” Mayor Letham continued. “I encourage everyone to bring their friends and family, drop in and say hello, and share your ideas and hopes for the future of our City.” 
Unfortunately, due to the timing of these events, many people are being excluded - namely those who rely on public transportation, as there is no public transit on Sundays.
Since being sworn in December 1, Mayor Letham has been meeting with staff across the City as well as meeting with residents and getting their feedback on what they would like to see happen to move Kawartha Lakes forward.
 “There are some very talented and dedicated people in our community who have some great ideas about some things we can be doing and some areas of the City they feel could be improved upon,” said Mayor Letham. “These two Levees will be an opportunity to have more discussion and positive dialogue and to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.”
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  1. What are your favourite family friendly New Years activities and recipes?


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