When it comes to your child’s birthday celebration it can be tricky to know what the right thing is to do. Whether you are a first time mum making a big deal out of every birth milestone. Or a mum to more than one child who tries to treat them fairly while keeping the costs down. But, the main problem I think most mothers have is the type of party and an idea to go with it. So I thought I would share with you some ideas that will hopefully appeal to you and help you with that decision process.
A small family affair
Your little one might not be in school or nursery yet. But you still want to mark the day with a party or celebration. So why not consider a small intimate family celebration? You can have some food. Something like a finger buffet or a hot meal. You can do the birthday cake, and all sing the song. You can still play games and enjoy your little one opening their presents. A family affair can be much more relaxing for you and your child to enjoy.
A fancy dress party
You could go for something a little different and stipulate a fancy dress party. The main thing about this idea is making it fun for the kids to dress up. This will then allow them to sue their imagination during the party and have a lot of fun with it. However, some parents may not be crafty and so would need to consider buying a fancy dress costume.
A themed party
Your child may be into a particular character, film or TV programme at the moment. So use this to your advantage and create your party around that. Places like Pinterest will always offer you inspiration for decorations and food. However, there are companies out there that will provide you with party packs. These will cover all the essentials like bunting, paper plates and cups. You could take it one step further and have the character turn up for the party. Disney princesses and Peppa pig all being popular ones I have seen recently.
Hire a venue
If you don’t want the hassle and mess at home, then the perfect solution is to hire a venue and let them take care of it all. We have been to some great birthday parties recently at soft play centres or village halls. This enables the parents to stay a while or feel safe knowing that the party is organised professionally. There are some great deals out there to be had.
A good old fashioned party
Finally, I don’t think you can go wrong with the type of birthday parties we used to have years ago. Where you invited some friends over, played pass the parcel and musical chairs. It’s good old-fashioned fun that doesn’t require any huge expense.
Whatever type of party you decide to have, I’m sure your little one will have a fabulous time with family and friends.
Thanks for reading.