Kids’ birthday parties have become too much of an extravagant affair these days. But is it all worth the fuss? Does excessive splurging ensure meeting the purpose of the party? And to be clear on this, What really is this purpose? To have a show-it-all-how-rich-we-are event, inviting the who’s who of your community; or is it to organize a carnival like environment to have a great background, and party-props (designer cake, fine-cutlery, and decoration) to flaunt in the pictures? If these don’t fit the bill then what does?
“A birthday party for my kid would be one that makes her happy.” Is that your reply? Then consider for a second: the kind of elaborate parties that are in vogue, do kids really desire them? The response is probably a doubtful nod. And that’s because a party in itself is always a happy event but a show-off party is not. So keep it simple. Fetch some simple and cute kids birthday party supplies, invite a handful of her friends and cut a small cake.Find more innovative ways of celebrating. Figure out what really makes your child happy? A road trip, picnic, being with friends, watching movies or playing video games- it could be anything.The moment you crack it, you know what to do on your child’s birthday.
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Let the party be a short event. You can have a lovely brunch party at your own place. Just try not to go overboard. The formal invites, professional catering, big party favors should not be the part of the deal. What should be are fun activities, nice snacks, fruity punch, party caps and all that is appealing to the kids’ innocent tastes. And, keep the rest of the day for some even more meaningful things.
You could propose a fun trip to the child. If he/she likes the idea, then go for it. A one day trip or a long one (suiting the time and budget) could be planned, wherein you take the child to a place never visited before. It doesn’t have to be as grand as going to Disney World, it could be good place in the vicinity too. A long road trip could be quite an exciting one.
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If not a trip, then maybe a picnic? Pack some good food and drinks, mats, picnic umbrella, camera etc. And hit the road towards the destination.If your child wants s/he could take one or two close pals along. Go to a nice park and set the mats, munch on the food, play games, enjoy some music, bask in the sunshine. Let the kid have his say and enjoy the independence of strolling around the place.
Maybe your child has been longing to go ice-skating from long, or expressed a wish to try paint ball, or watch a 3-D animated movie. Fulfill his heart’s desire on the special day. Spend the day in whatever he wishes to. You can ease the rules for a day and a little spoiling would do.
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Do anything, but only to impress the child and not the world. Kids’ birthdays will always be special and it is worth a celebration. However, what kind of a celebration would differ from individual to another (from child to child). Take same amount of pleasure in organizing a trip to a theme park as you wold in gathering birthday party supplies for kids, as at the end of the day all you wish for is a never ending smile on your little one’s face.