Looking for a simple, kid friendly New Year’s idea that doesn’t require you to do much of anything? Try pom pom confetti! Pom pom confetti is an easy way for kids to burn off some energy, celebrate and just be kids. Oh and it’s also about 100 times easier to clean up than paper confetti. Plus, no crafting for you. Yessss.
The week before Christmas, Blake’s little bestie came down with hand, foot and mouth disease. You can see where this is going, right? After taking care of a poor sick little guy for a week my reward was, drumroll… My own very painful case of hand, foot and mouth disease. I’ll spare you most of the details but it was horrible. To the tune of my hands being covered in blisters so badly that I couldn’t even type, cook or do much of anything. Did I mention as this was happening a house full of family was arriving for Christmas? Yeah.
Long story short, I survived. Holding ice packs for hours at a time. You know it’s bad when holding an ice pack directly on your skin feels good. The holiday was very nice despite the rough start with lots of credit to my little sisters who pitched in and helped with cooking and child wrangling. However by the time we got to New Years I couldn’t even think about planning anything. Not even paper hat making. I felt like a bad mom but I was just DONE.
Which led me to a big inexpensive bag of Pom Poms I had ordered a while back and never gotten around to using. They caught my eye while storing away our holiday wrapping supplies and being that it was New Year’s eve and all I figured why not? Blake saw me with the bag and started begging for it in Minionese so I handed it over and in about two seconds he had thrown them all around the living room.
They were surprisingly easy to scoop up (even if you’re an uncoordinated 16 month old with crazy hair) heavy enough to be able to throw at siblings and parents while getting some distance, yet light enough to do no damage whatsoever while being thrown at toddlers. Perfect!
Kayla very quickly wanted in on the fun and some pom pom confetti of her own. It was absolutely awesome to see both Kayla and Blake having so much fun doing the same thing despite their 5+ year age gap. We’re definitely getting to the point where while Kayla loves him to death, Blake is starting to get into her stuff so the occasional sibling squabble (conducted in half Minionese) happens. Therefore cheers to a fairly safe, easy activity that kids of all ages including this overgrown child. See, sometimes the lazy mom finishes first.
And as promised, the cleanup is really easier than you would imagine. Pom pom confetti picks up in a just a couple of minutes and is 100% reusable. Well, actually 99.9% reusable. I decided to toss one pom pom that someone who will go unnamed slobbered all over. Mom life.
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