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2020 has been a year to remember!  Lifestyle and parenting expert, Sherri French is here today to help you and your family usher in 2021 with fun and games to bring the new year in with a bang. 

Countdown Clock Decoration

Blow up balloons and using black stickers or markers, write the numbers from 1 to 12.  Stick them to your wall with tape in a circle to form a clock.  Add ribbon to the bottoms of the balloons for more fun.  Make a minute and hour hand for the middle of the balloon.  A great addition to your NYE decorations.

What you need:  12 balloons, 12 ribbons, black marker or sticker numbers, minute and hour hands cut out, black paper, scissors, tape

Mocktails for Kids

Create fancy drinks for the youngest members of your house!  Using plastic champagne flutes, using a light-coloured fruit juice such as apple juice, grape juice or sparkling apple juice.  To make the colour change, add hard rock candy to the juice.  Also try Sour Patch Kids, gummy bears, pop rocks or anything else fun.  You can also try to add sprinkles to a glass of milk to make it fancy and fun.  

What you need (mocktails) – Plastic champagne glasses, light fruit juice (apple, grape or sparkling apple), candy of your choice

Milk glasses – Glass, colourful sprinkles, something to make the sprinkles stick to the rim (honey, corn syrup)

Glow In The Dark Ring Toss

Make an easy ring toss for family fun using glass bottles, glow in the dark tape and glow sticks.  Decorate the glass bottles in the tape and make rings with the glow sticks.  Set up the bottles, turn out the lights and toss the rings!

What you need – Glass bottles, glow in the dark tape, glow sticks

Shaving Cream Fireworks

What is NYE without fireworks?  Have some messy fun with your kids using shaving cream, paint, toothpicks and a cookie sheet.  Fill the cookie sheet with shaving cream.  Using a piece of cardboard, flatten it out evenly in the pan.  Drop colours of paint onto the shaving cream.  Using a toothpick, start on the middle of the dot and pull the colour out like a firework burst.  Add in a second colour if you wish.  Do this for all of the drops of paint on the cookie sheet.  Take a blank piece of paper and press down gently onto the shaving cream.  Pull gently away from the pan.  If there is any excess shaving cream, use the cardboard to remove.  Let it dry and you have an amazing firework print!

What you need – Cookie sheet, shaving cream, paint, cardboard, white paper, toothpicks

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DIY expert Adeina Anderson of Creative Lifestyles shares some fun ways to bring fair fun to your backyard.

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Super Bowl Experience is one of the go-to spots for football fans in Atlanta during the week leading up to the Big Game.

The interactive theme park is home to endless fun, including an exhibit sponsored by the official sleep and wellness provider of the NFL, Sleep Number.

At the Super Bowl Experience, fans can participate in a number of activities centered around the importance of sleep. You can build your own dream NFL bedroom and even take a ride on a 360 smart bed.

A fan favorite is the virtual reality quarterback challenge, which gives players a chance to throw the football at various “rest levels.”

“We turn it to round two, and when we get sleep deprived it gets a little bit more difficult. It gets blurry, and they get to see when they are not sleeping well. It’s really eye-opening,” said Sam Fosmoen, Sleep Number District Manager for Northern Michigan.

The Super Bowl Experience takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more information, visit here.