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9 Easy Things That Will Make Your Child’s Birthday Extra Special

9 Ways To Make Your Child's Birthday Extra Special

This time of the year seems to be very popular for celebrating birthdays. Our family has been invited to SO many birthday parties recently and there are many more to come in the next month!  I think it’s great because I get to relax and attend all these carefully planned and wonderful shindigs and I don’t even have to think about planning my own kids’ parties since their birthdays are in fall and winter!  I started thinking about how time goes so incredibly fast and how I could actually live in the moment and create lasting memories for my kids.  Celebrating your child’s actual birthday is a great way to put them in the spotlight for a day (especially if you have other children) and here are some fun things you could do:

 

9 Ways To Make Your Child’s Birthday Extra Special

Kids can also eat free for their birthday! Check out these KC spots to eat free on your birthday (or get other free stuff!)

 

#1 Make a special breakfast in bed for them or even ice cream for breakfast

make your child's birthday extra special

#2 Blow up balloons and tie them together in the shape of their age

make your child's birthday extra special

#3 Let them choose what’s for dinner

make your child's birthday extra special

#4 Bring lunch to school as a surprise

make your child's birthday extra special

#5 Fill the inside of their room or the car with balloons, streamers and whatever obnoxious/fun things you can find

make your child's birthday extra special

#6 Decorate the car with window paint, (“Honk for the birthday girl!”)

make your child's birthday extra special

#7 Have them open presents from you on their actual birthday

make your child's birthday extra special

#8 Let them stay up past their bedtime an hour or so

Make Your Child's Birthday Extra Special

#9 Write a special message to them and read it aloud at the dinner table

make your child's birthday extra special

These are just some of the ways you can make your child feel extra special on their birthday!  None of these things are super expensive or difficult to do.  And in this Pinterest-happy world we live in, I’m always looking for simple things to do with my kids.  Our kids are only little for a very short time and focusing on the present time is the best way to cherish that time.  What have you done to make your child’s day extra special?  Please feel free to share some more ideas in the comments!

From iFamily to Yours,

Erin

 

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