When you’re a child, birthdays seem so much more magical. However, once we reach a certain age, the magic tends to wear off and we don’t want to grow old anymore. Just one reason you should try and make the most of your child’s birthdays while they are young! Here’s how you can make sure your child has a brilliant birthday from start to finish:
INVITE FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES
One of the best things about a birthday is seeing your friends and loved ones. You don’t have to throw a big party but can suggest a trip to the park or local playground. If you have space invite them to your home for the afternoon. Having guests or getting together with friends gives your little one something to look forward to.
THROW A PARTY
A birthday party is always fun, so if you can arrange one for your child. You can hire a venue or simply invite a few friends over to your house to help keep costs low. If this is a special birthday and you have a larger budget think about a trampoline park, a soft play or an amusement park for your party. Just make sure you leave plenty of time to let people know and plan!
A party without entertainment can quickly become a little dull. You can provide a show yourself if you know a few magic tricks or have the space to host a treasure hunt. A few party games and a decent playlist will work just as well. Kids like to make their own fun most of the time anyway!
Yet, if you prefer not to be the centre of attention there are all kinds of different things you can look into, from balloon modelling to clowns. A quick look online could identify a wide range of bouncy castles to choose from and other options to consider as well.
MAKE THEM THEIR FAVOURITE FOOD
A birthday is a great excuse to eat all your favourite food without repercussions. Make your child’s favourite meal on their birthday, or order them a pizza if that’s what they prefer. If you like, you could even take them out to eat.
TAKE THEM OUT FOR THE DAY
Why not take your child out for the day? You could go to the zoo, safari, a theme park, or anywhere else they’d enjoy. If their birthday falls on a weekday, arrange it for the weekend so they have something to look forward to.
MOST IMPORTANTLY MAKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM
Make it all about them on their birthday. Put up banners and balloons. Decorate the living room or the whole house if you wish. Go places they like, and see people they love. Make sure they know that this day is all about them and they’ll never forget it!
When you think about it, it doesn’t take long for birthdays to lose their magic. We don’t want to grow older anymore although if you think about it it’s a privilege. If you make your child’s birthday special while they are young, they’ll have some amazing memories to look back on. Making days special is one of the best things about having kids!