Every parent worries at this time of year. Your child’s birthday is approaching. And you have to somehow top whatever you did last year just to make them happy. Of course, ironically, you’re probably giving this far more thought than your child. Whilst birthdays are definitely important to children, the only thing they care about is having a fun time with their loved ones. They might not say it but that’s the truth. So here are some tips on making your kid’s birthday unforgettable.
First of all, any great birthday requires planning. “I know that,” you say. “That’s why I’m so stressed!” Yes, planning a kid’s birthday is a lot more overwhelming than planning an adult’s birthday. You need to think not only about putting together some sort of event with all their friends but whether all the children will enjoy the event (your child, most importantly). On top of that, you need to keep parents of the children happy; you might be worrying about putting out the right spread of food to deal with all manner of fussy types and also not getting the kids involved with any activities of which their parents wouldn’t approve.
It can be exhausting to sort out all of these things, but planning this minor details early on will make things easier. Ask your child what kind of party they’d like just to be sure that you’re not heading down the right path and then send out invites to all their friends. If any parents are unhappy with the plan then you can always make changes later. Nobody can complain on the day because you’ll have given them a chance to do so.
Obviously, as well as throwing an amazing party, you’re also putting pressure on yourself to get your child an amazing gift. What you need to remember, however, is that it’s the thought which counts. Your child doesn’t know how much you spent on their present; gift-giving is just a way of showing that you care. You could look into dolls houses and other iconic gifts that are bound to make more of an impact than some overly-commercialized novelty item.
Remember, the goal isn’t to spend a heap of money; it’s to get a meaningful gift that will give your child lots of happy memories. It should be a gift which shows how much you care about your little one’s happiness rather than how much money you’re willing to spend. That’s why it doesn’t even have to be a physical gift. You could gift them to an experience such as a day out at the local zoo or wherever their favorite place in the world might be. A gift like that will give your child memories they’ll never forget.
Finally, don’t forget the cake. No matter what kind of birthday you throw for your child, whether it’s a party with all their friends or a marvelous day out at their favorite place in the world, cake must be involved at some point during the day. Maybe it’ll be a fun novelty cake with an iced model of the birthday boy or girl on top or maybe it’ll be a tray of cupcakes for everybody at the party. All that matters is cake. Cake needs to make an appearance. Are we making this point clearly enough?