When you have young children, you want to create as many memories as possible. When they’re all grown up, and they’ve left home, you’ll be able to look back on these memories and reminisce about the good times.
A birthday is always an opportunity for celebration, but it’s also one of the best chances you have to create some fantastic memories, both for you and your child. Birthdays are exciting when you’re young. You get to eat as much cake and other sweet treats as you like, have all your friends over and run riot for a few hours. And as a parent, it’s your job to make this experience as memorable as possible.
If you want to distinguish your child’s party from all the others and make yourself the envy of all the parents at school, try these four tips for a birthday your little one will never forget.
Get your child involved
The last thing any parent wants is for their child to be disappointed on their birthday. Help them plan the best party ever by letting them get involved in some of the decisions. They will know who to invite and give you good intel on the foods and games they want. You can leave some elements of the planning to yourself if you’re going to have some surprises in store.
Pick a theme
What does your child love more than anything? Are they a Fortnite fanatic? A Disney devotee? Or a Marvel maniac? If you really want your child to have the best day ever, picking a theme and using this to inform all other decisions is the most effective way to go. The attendees will all wear costumes, and all the decorations, entertainment, and food will follow this theme. Your child (and all their friends) will be rapt with excitement in the weeks leading up to the big day.
Plan some entertainment
No party is complete without some games and entertainment. Kids are notoriously easily amused, but they also get bored quickly, so it would be wise to have a variety of options available. If you want a truly distinctive party, stay away from tired old classics like Pass the Parcel and Pin the Tail on the Donkey. You need to get a bit more creative. A custom cornhole set can take your party to the next level, or you could create an obstacle course in your garden, using nothing more than everyday household items. Take care not to be gender-specific with your games, or even the color of your cornhole bags, as you want everyone to have a good time.
Get creative with the food
All children’s birthday parties tend to have a similar spread when it comes to the food, but this is one area where you can really get creative. If you can try to keep as many foodstuffs as possible to the theme of the party, then you’ll definitely be onto a winner. Getting children involved with their food in a hands-on way is sure to go down a treat. Cooking marshmallows and hotdogs on a (supervised) fire or preparing their own pizzas are surefire ways to delight everyone.