Birthdays are a time for celebration and for the birthday boy or girl to feel really special. As we get a little older, it’s not uncommon for adults to lose some of the passion for celebrating that big day, but to a kid, a few days can be so memorable and such a foundation for happy memories. So, you have to remember what it’s like to be a kid and to work to really make it a special one.
A Special Morning
If you want the day to go off with a blast, then starting it right is crucial. A big birthday greeting in the morning, a special breakfast with their favorites (alongside candles, sprinkles, and other fun food decorations) and even making them a little birthday throne can see them lighting up with excitement for the day ahead.
Make the Cake Together
There’s nothing like a birthday cake to lift the spirits, but it doesn’t always have to be a complete surprise. If you’re looking for something fun to do together, you can have a lot of fun baking the cake together with your little helper and, of course, you can put them in charge of the decorations so that it really feels like something of their own creation. You still get to sing the song and make them have a wish when you roll it out with the candles lit.
A Day for Play
If you’re able to invite your child’s friends or other kids from the neighborhood to celebrate, then you want to make sure that you choose a venue that’s perfect for letting them play to their hearts’ content. Spots like a fun park can be excellent for allowing your kid to lose themselves in the excitement for hours on end. There will be plenty of parents grateful for their exhausted kids ready for bed after all that running around, too.
A Memorable Call
A lot of kids have their favorite cartoon characters, many of them believing, in some part of their heart, that they might just be real. If your kid has a favorite, then you might want to look at some of the birthday call services you can get, that can include some really popular and beloved characters, like Paw Patrol and Spongebob Squarepants.
Go With the Flow
What does your kid want to do? Did they get some birthday money and want to go on a shopping spree? Do they want ice cream in the afternoon? Do they want to watch their favorite movie or go to a cinema? Keep some time in the day free to make it a “yes day” where anything they ask is possible (within reason, of course, you’re probably not going to buy them a pony.)
Taking the time to go a step further in providing a special birthday can help you preserve a little bit of magic as you get older, keeping the day special for as long as possible. With the tips above, hopefully, that’s a little easier.