So it’s that time of year again when your shopping list will be crammed with balloons, cakes, muffins, streamers, glitters, and chocolates. All of these are extremely important factors in making your child’s birthday party memorable for them and their friends. But there is an even better way to make it a unique experience for your child. By just following these simple steps and involving your child in their birthday preparations, you will not only prepare them for the future, but you can also make it a time of their lives:
An invitation sets the tone for the party. You can help your child make invitation phone calls to friends and let them know when and where to go. This will not only make your child happy and excited about the party, but it will also give him a sense of responsibility and confidence. You can also get them more involved by making invitation cards with them. You can check out DIY videos online and make party anticipation more fun for your little ones and your gang.
2. Menu planning:
Make sure you have your child’s best interest in mind and consult it before planning the menu. Ask your child to write down his favorite foods and include them wisely on his menu for the party. This will not only make them feel loved, but it will also give them a sense of belonging. You can also ask them to help you in the kitchen while you prepare the food. You can involve them in preparing a cake or cupcakes for their birthday. This will fill your little one with pride and a sense of accomplishment.
Now comes the most important part of any birthday party, the decorations. Get your little one involved by giving him the freedom to decorate in his style. Let them blow balloons and decorate with streamers to their liking. Let them choose their favorite colors and different balloon designs and you can also involve the parent in the decorating process.
4. Play games:
Aside from the cakes and gifts, the best part of a birthday party is the fun and interactive games. Involve your child in the planning and execution of these games. You can make it themed according to your kid’s taste. Make sure your little one is a part of each and every one of these games. You can go for classic birthday games, indoor games, or even outdoors if you have a backyard. This will make your child’s birthday memorable. Games like:
• Human piñata
• DIY obstacle course in the backyard
• Blind indoor obstacle course
• Indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt
Or you can even make up a fun and special birthday game on your own.
5. Choose a topic:
One of the best and most fun ways to get your child involved in preparing for the birthday is by helping him choose a theme. A memorable topic about your favorite cartoon show, your favorite book, or whatever you find funny is a fun experience in itself. The idea of this is to make your little one feel special and loved on his special day. Some creative and fun themes are:
• Harry Potter
• Star Wars
• Robin Hood
• Reptiles and amphibians
These are some of the crazy party themes that can be planned and made together with your kid and can also be the secret to your kid’s successful birthday party.