Birthdays are the biggest time in a child’s life. Children love birthdays for numerous reasons. Birthdays have parties, friends, cake, gifts, and more!

Children also love birthdays because it is only during birthdays that they are given extra freedom and privileges like inviting friends over, wearing brand new clothes, playing all day long, and staying up late, which they otherwise can’t!

10 Ways to Make Your Child’s Birthday Extra Special

What can you do to make your child’s birthday extra special? Let’s find out!

1. A Big Surprise

You can plan a big surprise to make this birthday unforgettable. First, wait for them to go to bed the day before. During the night, put up some balloons and streamers in your child’s bedroom or in a spare room where you plan to hold the surprise event. Keep a tiny cake and candles ready at the stroke of midnight, wake up your child and surprise him/her by singing “Happy Birthday”. Cut the cake and celebrate this memorable birthday!

2. Shoutout

Shout out “It’s my kid’s birthday!” loud and clear to all near and dear. Write “Happy birthday,  (name)….” on your car for all to see. Stick signs that scream “Happy Birthday!” outside your house. Wear party hats at the breakfast table. Make something special for breakfast. Decorate your house with balloons and lights. It only comes once a year, so why not go all out and make it as grand as possible? Your child is sure to be blown away. Wow, what a birthday it will be!

3. Celebrate at Home

Home is where the heart is. Let your child realize this and spend his birthday entirely at home with his family. Cook all the goodies he/she likes. Watch their favorite movies and play games. There’s no place like home. Spend this birthday at home to make it extra special. It’s home sweet home after all.

4. Garden Party

Instead of having an indoor party, try going outside for a change. If you have a garden, you can organize a birthday party in it, invite friends to a nearby park for a birthday picnic. You get great scenery with flowers, trees, and fresh air. Cut the cake and let the kids eat outside. They can then play games, enjoy nature, and romp around in the pleasant natural ambience. It also encourages children to play outside and be active instead of sitting indoors playing videos or eating junk food.

5. Restaurant Party

Organize a birthday party at their favorite restaurant, be it Indian or Italian. If you inform the restaurant beforehand, they can make arrangements and make the day extra special. You can even invite friends and family over to celebrate. Your kid will never forget this special birthday with friends, family, and favorite food.

6. Television Greeting

Nowadays, there are a dozen TV channels that have special “kiddie” programs, and especially ones with birthday greetings. You can get your special birthday message aired on one of these programmes. Ask your relatives and your child’s close friends to join in on wishing a happy birthday. Your child will love to hear his/ her name aired on TV with a birthday message and will never forget this birthday. This is a grand shout out and sure to surprise them.

7. Adventure Time

Let this birthday be thrilling and adventurous for your child. Plan a trip to a jungle resort with a wild safari or a trek up the mountains with cake-cutting when you reach the top. If this is not possible, organize a birthday party at a nearby theme park where the kids can have lots of thrilling fun. Water park, beach, or the zoo are all fun places to go for your child’s birthday and make it extra special.

8. Help the Less Fortunate

Teach your child the joy of giving. Organize his/her birthday party at an old age home where he/she will receive the blessing of all elders. Or, they can spend the day at an orphanage with less-fortunate children distributing sweets and gifts. Teach your child to find happiness in being charitable and caring for others. It also makes them grateful for what they have. Who knows? They may also meet some new friends.

9. Meet Icon/Role Model

If it’s possible, take your kid to meet your child’s role model. it could be anybody from his class teacher, football coach, actors, or music star. Even if you cannot arrange a meeting with the celebrity, take your child on a trip to that celebrity’s film or music event to make his birthday special.

10. Create a Birthday Wall

After the birthday, fix a plywood board on your child’s bedroom wall and create a birthday wall. Pin up pictures of this year’s birthday events and get everyone to sign their greeting messages on this birthday wall. this will create an everlasting memory of this year’s birthday.

Those were the ten ways how you can make your son or daughter have the best birthday ever.

Birthdays are the best days for children. Make them extra special with a little care, thought and planning. Allow your child to cherish his/her special birthday next year (2019) for years to come.

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