Is your child stuck at home for their birthday? Or is COVID-19 ruining all the elaborate plans you made for the day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
It’s okay if your kid didn’t get to go to the amusement park for their big day, or celebrate at Chuck-e-Cheese’s with their friends like every other year. Because you can create the ideal birthday experience for them from the comfort of your own home.
Birthdays can often put a strain on your monthly budget. But this time, you don’t have to worry. Read on to find out 5 fun-filled tips on how you can make your child’s birthday special without emptying your wallet or having to leave the house.
1. Pick a fun-packed theme
There’s nothing kids love more than dressing up in costume. So set a theme that allows them to do just that. Find out which Disney movie your kid loves and use that as the theme for your whole party.
Let’s say your child’s a fan of the movie Frozen. Bring their favorite cinematic experience to life by hosting a Frozen themed birthday. All you have to do is ask your kid to dress up as their favorite character, and decorate everything accordingly.
Decorate the venue with cardboard cutouts of Frozen characters and get a cake to match. Set up the perfect dinner table with a vibrant blue tablecloth, and some blue and white plastic cups and plates.
Make your guests dress up as characters from the movie, and set up a corner table with Frozen props like an Olaf hat or some DIY snowflakes.
2. Add a fun twist to your child’s favorite snacks
No party is complete without food. And your kid has probably been looking forward to getting a special treat on their big day. So raid the pantry, break out the snacks, and add your own little twist to them.
If your party has a theme, your snack table should follow the same theme. Set up an entire Frozen themed spread at your dinner table for your kid. Here are some great ideas for themed snacks that your kid will love:
- Snowflake cookies
- Snowman string cheese
- Reindeer pretzel bites
- Build your own Olaf marshmallow platter
The best thing is, you probably have a lot of these items in your pantry, ready to be assembled.
3. Set up your own movie night
Who doesn’t love the classic dinner and movie combination? Keep the birthday festivities going by setting up a small movie night for your kid and some of their closest friends.
You don’t need an elaborate or costly set up to keep the kids happy. Get some bowls of buttered popcorn and candy, and set up the living room couches with blankets and pillows. Dim the lights to create that movie theatre experience and put on your daughter’s favorite Disney movie.
You can also set up a DIY ice cream sundae corner on one table. Line up a few of your kids’ favorite flavors, fill some bowls with sprinkles, chocolate chips, and other toppings, and have the kids live the dream by making their own customized ice cream sundaes as they sit back to enjoy their movie.
4. Make them feel special with a heartfelt birthday card
In the midst of all the party mayhem, don’t forget to tell your kid you love them. And what better way to do that than through a customized birthday card that showcases how much they mean to you?
Store-bought wishes are often too generic and wasteful. Create your own for a special personalized touch. With online design tools like PosterMyWall, you can get free access to a wide range of birthday card templates that you can customize according to your requirements.
Making your own digital birthday card is easier than it seems. All you have to do is create a free account on PosterMyWall and find the template that speaks to you. Then hop onto the editor to personalize it. Add a special birthday image or gif to make it pop. To make it even more unique, you can add a QR Code on the card that links to a special video of your favorite moments together.
Post this wish on your social media and tag your child to show the world you love them. You can also print out this card for your kid to keep it on their nightstand.
It can be challenging to find out what makes your kid happy, especially on their special day. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to celebrate your child on their birthday. But sometimes you have to make do with what little you have at home.
But being at home doesn’t mean you have to do less. Follow these fun tips to give your kid the birthday they deserve at little cost.