It’s so difficult for children having a birthday over the next few weeks and months, so we’ve pulled together a few ideas of how to still make this day one of the best birthday’s ever for them.
Presents, wrapping paper and decorations
We can’t guarantee presents will arrive at the moment, so its time to get creative. A Mumbler’s little girl turned 7 recently and she drew little gift vouchers for her – trips they’ll take her on, a voucher for a restaurant of her choice to have her Birthday tea when this is all over and a voucher for her favourite toy shop. She also couldn’t get hold of any wrapping paper and came up with an even better idea. She got her other kids, on a secret mission – which made them love it even more, to make their own wrapping paper by decorating some old wallpaper! Genius.
I saw a woman on Instagram, whose family were self isolating so couldn’t get supplies, got the Christmas decorations down and used those to decorate the house instead – lots of flashing lights everywhere. Her kids loved it!
On my birthday, my husband and the kids did a trail of presents which was good fun. It was a lovely sunny day back in April, December might be a bit tricky in that respect so if you have any ideas to share, let me know!
Zoom, House Party and Facetime
And any other forms of video conferencing I haven’t come across yet! A group rendition of Happy Birthday will really make the birthday girl or boys morning! Another local Mum, whose son turned 4 the other day, said they were kept busy and entertained most of the day by all the Facetimes they had with their friends and family! I even saw online one woman held a Zoom party for her daughter’s 5th birthday. She got all dressed up, as did all her friends and they had a little disco for 40 minutes – she even managed to play musical statues with everyone!
Dreambakes are doing cakes to order
Get all the teddies involved if you have to, and make it a party to remember! Get the birthday girl/boy involved in the planning – if they want burgers for tea, do it, if they want sweets for breakfast do it! It might take some planning, so even if its a few weeks away its probably an idea to start sourcing all the ingredient now! Bake a cake together! Let them plan the whole day, if its a “home-schooling” day let the whole family have the day off if you can. Play games all day, do whatever they want to do – let them take the lead, they’ll love having control over their own special day.
Check out Partylicious at The Wool Market, who are doing free delivery on orders of party items including Plates, gift bags, photo props, balloons (including age, bubble, themed etc).