Birthday may not be a big deal for adults, but kids are very excited about them. From gifts to new clothes and parties, they just want to enjoy the entire day doing the things they love. However, not everyone is pro at planning creative gifts and surprise ideas. Still, you can do many things to make your little one feel extra special on their special day. So if you are confused about how to surprise your kids, here is a list of five things you can do to make their birthday memorable.
1. Organize a Theme Party
You can organize a fantastic theme birthday party for your little one without breaking the bank. Firstly decide the venue, whether you want to organize the party at home or look for kid’s birthday party venues, that’s up to you. You may be familiar with your kid’s favorite cartoon character or superhero. Put on your thinking hats and decorate the party venue according to the theme. Send out cute invites to their friends and other guests, asking them to dress according to the theme. You can also go the extra mile by dressing according to the theme yourself. Your little one will love the idea of celebrating their birthday in such a manner. Include fun games for all the kids attending the birthday party with some return gifts that align with the theme. If you are having a party outside, make sure to get in touch with the management to make the necessary arrangements prior.
2. Decorate the Room
Here’s another idea to make your kid’s birthday memorable. For this, you may sneak into their room the night before, once they are asleep, and decorate their room with balloons and streamers. That way, they wake up to a fully decorated room on their special day the next morning. That said, it is better to do that if your kid is old enough for balloons as they can be a choking hazard for little ones. What’s more, you can also plan the washroom mirror greeting. Just write Happy Birthday on the mirror using a soap bar. You can also use lipstick for the same. However, cleaning the soap may be simpler than the lipstick. You can plan many such tiny surprises during the day while your kid is doing their everyday tasks and least expects it. Doing so will keep reminding you of how special their birthday is to you and how much they mean to you.
3. Bake a Cake or Cupcakes
What’s a birthday party without a cake anyway. If you enjoy baking and are good at it, it may be the right time to utilize those baking skills. You can bake your little one a cake that resembles something very close and special to them, like a cartoon or movie character. You can find many tutorials available online to make cakes that both look and taste fantastic. Even better if you ask your child to accompany you in the baking process. That could make their day even better spending some time together. Use some attractive cupcake wrappers for the cupcakes and presentable toppers as well. However, if baking isn’t your thing, then you may want to pre-order a fancy cake for your little one.
4. Set up a Treasure Hunt
No matter how many surprises and gestures you plan, birthdays are incomplete for kids without gifts. So instead of handing them the gifts directly, you can plan a scavenger or treasure hunt. Place the various gifts around the house and make clue cards that help your little one find the gifts. It builds the anticipation of opening the gifts for them and can be a fun activity they can indulge on their special day. It can also be a fun team activity for all the kids at the birthday party to help your little one find their gifts. You can also find printable scavenger hunt cards online or you can just write the clues on post-it notes and stick them around the house.
A “Yes Day”
Here’s another great way to make your kid’s birthday extra special. You let your kids plan the day and agree to whatever they want to do or get. Of course, that is within limits. For instance, there is no harm in saying yes to go to their favorite park or agreeing to let them have ice cream if they are not allowed on normal days. Spend the day according to their plan, even if you have to watch the Spider-Man movie for the 100th time. Doing so will help them think that you enjoy the things they like and strengthen the bond.
That sums up the list of five ways to make your kid’s birthday memorable. Hopefully, the list inspires you to plan a fantastic day for your little ones on their birthday. Apart from the ones mentioned above, you can also do things like decorating the chair as a throne using party supplies, making a crown, or a tiara. You can also plan a family picnic at a nearby lake.