When you’re a parent, few things are more special than celebrating birthdays. Birthdays are magical for kids, and it’s often something they look forward to for months.
With this excitement can come a bit of stress because of the pressure and anxiety of making it the best day. Here are five ideas for making your child’s birthday something to remember!
1. Morning Birthday Surprises
One of the best ways to wake your kid up on their birthday is by a morning surprise. This can include anything from breakfast in bed to birthday balloons around the house. Waking up to a birthday surprise, no matter how small, can bring joy and excitement.
These surprises make all the difference in making the day feel special and putting your kid in a great mood.
2. Birthday Chains
If you want to build excitement into your child’s birthday, consider creating a birthday chain. A birthday chain can be made from colorful construction paper that you cut into strips. Each of these strips is folded into a circle and stapled together.
Each circle should be wrapped into each other to create a colorful-looking chain. It’s perfect for a birthday countdown.
The length of the chain will depend on how long you make the countdown. Most people do a month or a two-week countdown.
Each night let your child rip off a “chain” (or circle) to represent one day closer to the big day!
3. Unexpected Gifts
Another idea to make your child’s birthday special is to give them an unexpected gift. This could be an item that they had asked for but didn’t think they would get. It could also be a gift they didn’t ask for, but that you know they’ll love.
If your kid loves surprise gifts, this is the way to go.
4. Host a Play Date or Birthday Party
Hosting a play date or birthday party is another great way to celebrate. Whichever you do, you’ll want to gather birthday party supplies. This includes cake, balloons, and birthday candles.
You’ll also want to think about possible kids’ birthday party places. You can choose to host it at home, or at a special venue.
If you want to go the extra mile, consider getting inflatable rentals for some added excitement.
5. Incorporate a “Yes” Day
“Yes” days are great because it allows your child to lead the day. They get to be in charge of the plans. One of the rules of the game is that the parent must ask the questions, which keeps the game anchored in reality.
You can ask your child a variety of questions about what to do that day and they “yes” everything they want. You agree to do everything they say “yes” to.
Because your kid is normally not in charge, “yes” days can make them feel on top of the world.
Now You Have a Few Ideas for How to Make Your Child’s Birthday Special
These five tips should give you a clearer idea of how to make your child’s birthday special. Your child’s age and personality may affect which of these ideas would be best suited for their birthday.
The good news is that half of these ideas cost you almost nothing and don’t need a ton of planning. However, they can make a huge difference in making your kid feel extra special.
So, what are you waiting for? Get those birthday plans started today!
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