A birthday is more than balloons: involve children in preparing the birthday decorations
Birthdays are fun, but sometimes it can be difficult to plan the entire event yourself. Typically, a birthday would include balloons, cakes, birthday decorations, inviting guests, etc. But a child’s birthday would be a little more special because children and birthdays are such an epitome of excitement. The word Birthday brings so much joy to a child’s face that any parent would love to make it worthwhile for the child’s special day. However, is it enough to just do the things listed above and end with a child’s birthday? Give it a second thought. Birthdays can be made more special if the child participates in the whole process, especially in terms of decoration. But how, you may ask? Here are some tips to make this happen.
You can plan a perfect birthday well in advance. – Time is precious and if you use it well, you can make wonders happen. Before involving your child in the planning process, as a parent, make a to-do list. Write it down, memorize it and solve it mentally.
Talk to your child – Many parents may take talking to children for granted, but it really deserves your attention as a parent. Communicating with your child and asking what he wants for the birthday would help you get an idea.
Make DIY Invitations: You could ask your child to help you make DIY birthday invitations. That would help your child to be more imaginative and get the best of creativity on paper.
Create a topic: discuss it with your child. What kind of theme would you like to have. It could be based on Disney characters or something out of a book your child has read or something close to his heart. Once this is done, you can make DIY party supplies for the theme party. In fact, your child may surprise you with his deft skills.
Make It An Informational Party – You could inspire your child to have a green birthday. Make sure to teach your child the importance of preserving nature using minimalism. Your child could help you set up a green facility. Example: Ask your child to plant seeds in a pot so you can return them as a gift.
Menu for the party: Many parents do not give children the opportunity to show their hidden talents. You can use your child’s help to decide the menu for the birthday. You can also ask your child to help you bake the birthday cake. Your child may be introduced as a little Master Chef. (Be sure to take kitchen safety precautions and stay alert at all times while cooking or before handling any appliance that you think your child is not old enough to handle.)
Birthdays can be days to not only make them special and pamper your child. Make it memorable by making it interactive and thereby bonding with your child. Health!