Confetti and streamers rained down on dozens of kids and their parents at the Delaware Children’s Museum, when the big countdown clock struck midnight, Bangkok time of course.
Here in Delaware, it was noon when celebrations kicked off, but as far as the state’s littlest Delawareans are concerned, it’s already 2013.
“It’s about giving opportunity for kids to celebrate the New Year without the parents having to keep them up all the way to midnight,” said Matt Sullivan, who works in DCM’s marking department.
With noisemakers, party hats, confetti and music, Sullivan says the kids experienced everything they would if they had stayed up.
“I have kids, which is why it’s hard to stay up until midnight,” Sullivan said. “And Bangkok time teaches them a little something about time zones around the world.”