Among the most special events in a child’s life are birthdays. Kids enjoy the gifts and extra attention. No birthday is complete without a party. Family, friends, decorations, and a cake are standard elements for any kid’s party. For parents who want to do something extra special for their little one’s birthday party, there are several ideas that can make the celebration special and memorable.
1. Escape Room
An event that your child and their friends will really enjoy is an escape room birthday party. Choose a theme that the kids will enjoy such as outer space, the Old West, or an adventure. The children will have fun while using their little brains. It’s educational without them realizing that they are learning.
2. A Sporting Event
If your child has a favorite sports team and they are playing locally sometime around their birthday, grab some tickets and take your birthday kid and a few friends to the game. Many teams offer group packages and some will even wish your child a happy birthday on the scoreboard. That is sure to thrill any little sports fan.
3. Fiver Party
Buying gifts can be expensive for guests, and for the parents of the birthday child, there’s the challenge of making space for a lot of new stuff. An idea that is gaining popularity is the Fiver Party. Each guest brings five dollars to the party. Then, the birthday boy or girl pools the money with their parents and goes out to buy a special gift that they really want. It’s fun for everyone and solves a couple of potential problems.
For older children, a sleepover is a great party idea. Hold it on a Friday or Saturday night and make a special dinner or order takeout from your child’s favorite restaurant. After dinner, break out the cake and ice cream. Later, your child and their guests can get cozy and watch a movie or play video games. In the morning, serve a tasty breakfast.
5. Picnic Party
If your child’s birthday is during one of the warmer months, you can have a picnic at a local park or playground. Pack a basket with sandwiches, salads, and some fried chicken. If the park has a grill, hold a cookout with hot dogs and burgers. The kids can play party games while the food is cooking. After lunch, it’s time for cake and candles.
6. Visit Your Child’s Birth Hospital
As an activity to add to the party, take your child to visit the hospital they were born in. Introduce them to the doctors and nurses who helped bring them into the world. Your child can say thank you to them and make these medical professionals a part of their special day.
A birthday is a special day, especially for children. The little ones like a fun party and you don’t have to stick with the standard type. Try one of these creative ideas to give your child a celebration they will never forget.