Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
We had 6 games for the kids to play. One was a Duck Pond. Created with a small tub filled with water and 8 floating rubber ducks. I marked the ducks on the bottom. 2 with the word BIG and the other 6 with the word SMALL. If the kids picked the BIG duck they one a Large Lollipop
Children love playing games and winning prizes. Classic circus games like the duck pond, ping pong gold fish game and bean bag toss are a must. Face painting and a moonbounce are sure to keep everyone busy. Signs from Oriental Trading identify each activity.