When you’re older, you might feel like your birthdays don’t matter all that much. For children, though, a birthday can be one of the biggest days of the year. That’s why, as parents, it’s also a big deal to make sure that a child’s birthday is a special day. However, it can be a bit difficult for parents to come up with ideas on how to celebrate a birthday.
If your little one has a birthday coming up, don’t worry! There are plenty of great ways to spend a child’s birthday. Here are five ideas for your kids, some of which can cost a bit of money, while others can be completely free. Get creative with these ideas and your child is sure to love their special day.
What kid doesn’t love arcades? Bringing your child to the arcade for their birthday is an idea they’ll love. Whether you have their birthday party at the arcade itself or bring them and a few friends out for a fun birthday trip, they’ll have so much fun with all the variety arcades offer.
It doubles as a fun activity for the parents as well. Unlike a lot of places you bring your kids to, arcades are fun for all ages and you can unleash your inner child. Some arcades may even offer sensory-friendly days for children who struggle in the typical arcade setting.
Everyone loves a scavenger hunt. The excitement you feel discovering and solving each clue, which leads you to another, then another, until you get to the final prize. Kids tend to love experiences more than the actual present, or prize itself.
Creating a fun activity like a scavenger hunt gives children the chance to problem solve and build excitement, enjoying the fun along the way. You can make it a birthday party game and have all the kids play along, using party favors as clues and prizes. Or maybe use the scavenger hunt as a way for your child to find their gifts in a fun and exciting way.
Sleepovers are a great way to keep the party going because sometimes you don’t want the party to end. Plan ahead and coordinate beforehand with the other parents to make it all run smoothly.
Surely they’ll be more than happy to have a quiet night to themselves without the post-birthday party sugar high their kids will have. To make it more fun, have the kids arrive in their pajamas and indulge in classic sleepover activities to keep the kiddos entertained.
Do Whatever They Want For The Day
Kids don’t often get much of a say in what they get to wear, what they eat, where they go, and what they’re allowed to do. Their lives are often set in routine and drawn out for them, because, well, they’re kids.
Doing whatever they want for a day, within reason, is an idea kids really ought to enjoy. It gives children the feeling of freedom, excitement, and as if they’re in charge for once. You’ll have to keep an open mind and let loose to truly allow them to have as much fun and freedom as possible for their special day. Of course, set some boundaries, but otherwise, let them lead the way.
Bring Them to a Petting Zoo or Aquarium
Oftentimes children relentlessly ask their parents for a pet. Sometimes the household, or child may not be ready for an adorable new family member just yet.
One way to give your child a memorable birthday is to give them a closer look at some of the animals they love and adore. It’s a wonderful way to give your child the experience of being around animals, without having to take on the responsibility of having a pet at home.