My plan for celebrating this New Year is relaxing, gone are the days when I would wake up hungover and unable to get out of bed.  Since having kids my New Year parties have been pretty simplified, family, movies and waking up with a healthy outlook!


All Hail King Julien is a brand new original, absolutely hilarious and completely insane new series.  My son has now seen all of them twice over and just can’t get enough, even the husband loves King Julien!

A favorite character from the Madagascar franchise, King Julien will take on the jungle’s craziest adventures in the new comedy series, along with his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort plus a whole new cast of colorful animals.

King Julien is the biggest party animal around and if you want your kids to have an early bed time then King Julien has came up with a nifty little trick so you can have a few hours of adult time at new year!

Now on Netflix, King Julien is hosting his very own kid-sized countdown special that you and your family can use to celebrate, no matter the time of day.

And if your New Year’s Eve countdown is closer to 7 p.m. than midnight, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey from Netflix, a third of parents (34%) admitted they either had or planned to start the party early and fool their kids into thinking its midnight long before the ball drops.

Gear up for the holidays with King Julien’s friends from Madagascar…


1. Merry Madagascar
2. Madly Madagascar
3. The Madagascar Penguins: A Christmas Caper

..or snuggle up with a few holiday favorites:

Curious George
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1. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
2. Mumfie’s White Christmas
3. In Search of Santa
4. VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving

And for teens and parents…

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1. Love Actually
2. The Office: S02E10 Christmas Party
3. Christmas with the Kranks
4. Arrested Development: S02E06 Afternoon Delight

New Year’s Eve Mocktails

unnamed (1)Cheers to the New Year with these two “mocktail” recipes, champagne glasses included. Bake your own chocolate chip cookie stick for a cookies and milk toast, or keep it traditional with a sparkling cider. Click here to learn how to make your own.

Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I was not monetarily compensated for this post.  I received and Ipad Mini to Stream Netflix on and a 1 year subscription to Netflix Streaming Services.  All opinions are my own.