The birthday countdown has begun! In just a matter of weeks or days, it will likely be time and energy to say “Happy birthday” to your son or daughter. If you haven’t already started finding your way through your child’s birthday celebration, the following list of ideas may help you discover a way to create a special day for your little one. Hint: You don’t need to throw a party. There are tons of other ways to celebrate a kid’s birthday!
Here are several ways you can say happy birthday to your child:
Develop a Fancy Tune or Rhyme
Sure you must sing “Happy birthday,” but what if you jazz Happy birthday status things up a little this year by developing a personalized song for the child? Imagine your son or daughter’s eyes light when he hears you singing his name to a familiar tune. If you are too nervous to perform the song for your child, it is possible to record it and save it on a compact disc. Play it right before you slice the cake! If singing isn’t really your style, sit back and craft a poem in what your child means to you. It is possible to title it, “Happy Birthday, Child of Mine.” It is possible to put the completed poem in a frame and hang it somewhere at home.
Embark on a Quick Trip
Check your neighborhood’s community calendar, local newspaper, parenting meet-up groups and parenting blogs to see if there are any kid-friendly events throughout your child’s birthday weekend. You can travel to a museum, trek to the park for softball or go on a bike ride through the entire town. By the end of the day, enjoy lunch or dinner at a neighbor eatery or have a picnic at the park.
Surprise Your Child at School
Make a surprise visit to your son or daughter’s school and surprise him with balloons. You can also take treats such as cupcakes, cake, cookies or fun trinkets for his classmates. Make sure you coordinate your visit with the child’s teacher and the school’s front office.
Create a Special Breakfast
There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh breakfast on your own birthday. Kids love to feel special and there’s no doubt that breakfast and bed will make them feel just like princes and princesses for your day. Bring your child a treat of his favorite breakfast, be it chocolate pancakes or an egg omelet with cheese. You can create silly faces on pancakes, waffles or French toast by using fruits and whipped cream.