10 Simple Ways To Make Birthdays Extra Special
Surprise! While your child’s away at school or running an errand with another adult, decorate your living room or her bedroom with some simple streamers and balloons. The effect is sure to bring a big smile.
- Birthday Breakfast
Birthday dinners tend to be party foods like pizza and hot dogs- not the easiest to jazz up. Put your creative skills to use at breakfast instead, making a fun kid- friendly meal.
- Make a wish mom!
What is your wish for your child’s year to come? New friends? More wiggly teeth? I love the idea of making a wish for your child’s year- out loud – just before he makes his own silent wish and blows out the candles.
Handmade cards a whole bunch!
Handmade birthday cards piled on your child’s dinner plate are always a welcome surprise. If your little one has siblings or cousins, get them in on the action to create an even bigger stack!
Balloon on the birthday chair
My kids have always gotten a kick out of the simple tradition of a birthday balloon tied to the back of their chair at the dinner. If you’ve got more than one child’ consider creating a balloon bouquet and then letting the birthday child dole them out to his siblings.
Lunch box note!
I admit I’ve never been able to get it together enough to scrawl a “ lunchbox note” every day (and I’m not sure my kids want to hear from me at noon every day, anyway).I reserve those napkins notes for special days like birthdays, when they seem to pack an even bigger punch.