As we prepare to say goodbye to 2021 and usher in 2022, our wish here at Beat Buzz Memphis is that everyone has a prosperous, healthy, and happy New Year. But first, let the countdown begin!

Here is a consolidated list of New Year’s Eve happenings around the Bluff City, beginning with some kid-friendly ideas for those parents (or babysitters) who will be bringing in the new year at home with the kiddos.

Kid-friendly New Year’s Eve ideas for at-home celebrating
  1. Celebrate at the stroke of midnight…in another country–If you like the idea of having a “countdown” with your littles to bring in 2022 but dread disrupting their sleeping pattern, consider picking another country  whose time zone is better suited with their bedtime to countdown with. They will get to experience all the excitement of the new year without missing an ouce of shut-eye.
  2. Bake a New Year’s themed dessert–One idea is to bake a traditional round cake or cupcakes and decorate them to resemble a clock, indicitive of a countown. You could also cut out cookies in the shape of party hats and decorate them in splendid colors. Helpful tip: The traditional “top hat” from your Christmas cookie cutter stash should work perfectly for this idea!  This is also a fun activity for kids who love giving mom and dad a hand in the kitchen.
  3. Take a visual and verbal stroll through your family’s year-in-reveiw–Whether it’s photos, or striking up a conversation with the kids about their favorite moment or activity throughout 2021, this is a really sweet way to keep family memories alive and these types of activities have a good chance of becoming yearly traditions. There are an abundance of year-in-review templates available to print to make this task effortless.
  4. Binge your favorite Christmas movies you haven’t gotten around to yet–We all know how hectic the holidays can be, and sometimes there’s just not enough time between school holiday programs, shopping AND wrapping, or hosting family and friends to watch your favorite, feel-good holiday movies you had every intention of binge watching. New Year’s Eve is a perfect time to sit back and get your movie night on one last time before the holiday season officially ends.
  5. Have a good, old-fashioned family game night–Grab the Candyland or Trivial Pursuit and get your game on! There’s never a shortage of fun or competition with board games. You could even make some NYE mocktails to go along with it!
  6. Indoor Camping–Grab the tent or make a pillow fort and make New Year’s Eve special for the littles! New Year’s Eve can be whatever you’d like, and the intermittent living room camping set up not only teaches kids that NYE is special but allows them their own space to celebrate.
Out-on-the-town NYE events (Please note most events are 21+)

Memphis NYE Bar Crawl | Beat Buzz Memphis

New Years Eve Party- All Night Write and MORE! | Beat Buzz Memphis


“THE FINALE” NYE @The Jungle Room | Beat Buzz Memphis

A Timeless New Year with JusGroov | Beat Buzz Memphis

NYE w/ Whiskey Barrels and Dudecalledrob | Beat Buzz Memphis

Beale Street’s NYE Celebration 2022 | Beat Buzz Memphis

New Year’s Eve Celebration | Beat Buzz Memphis

Fat Charlie’s New Years Eve Bash | Beat Buzz Memphis

New Year’s Eve at Celtic | Beat Buzz Memphis

There you have it, Memphis! Party hard, but stay stafe! We’ll see you next year and look forward to a spectacular 2022!

Feature by: Andrea Jones

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