We are living in strange and uncertain times, and no doubt your family’s safety is your number one priority. That means staying at home, but it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your child’s birthday and make them feel every bit as special as they are to you. They won’t be able to invite their friends, but you can still make sure they have lots of fun celebrating their big day.
One of the best things about their Birthday is that the day is all about them. This is something you can do from anywhere! Why not make the whole day about them? You can surprise your child from the moment they wake up. This can be as simple as making their favorite breakfast. There are some great recipes online for children’s pancakes that you can decorate with healthy treats like fruit and maple syrup.
During the day, there are lots of fun games that you can play with your child to make them feel like the Birthday Girl or Boy. Traditional party games such as pin the tail on the donkey pass the parcel and musical chairs can all be played from home with relatively little materials. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have a garden, why not make the most of the good weather and create a mini Olympic Games? This will help to keep the kids active, spend some time outdoors and create fantastic birthday memories. There are lots of games you can play such as egg and spoon, wheelbarrow or sack races, wheelbarrow races. If your child has some sports equipment such as tennis rackets or hurls, get creative and add these in. You can also make a nifty obstacle course using items you have at home.
Keeps the fun going in the evening with a kid’s disco, which has the benefit of exercise! Turn down the lights and turn up the music. If you have some fairy lights or other colorful lights, you can decorate a room to make it look the part. You could include a theme if your child has a particular interest and ask the kids to dress up for the occasion.
You don’t need to buy a fancy cake to celebrate your child’s birthday. Even if you’re not a star baker, there are lots of easy and fool-proof recipes online that use simple ingredients you have in your cupboard. Or check your favorite local restaurants to check are they delivering and you may find they do some nice desserts.
To top off the day of excitement, you could treat your child by letting them stay up late. Although, after all of that activity they’ll likely fall asleep early! So there you have it, a few simple tips to help to make your child’s birthday special while we must stay at home. Let us know what you are doing for your kid’s party!