January and February Birthdays
I have a son with a January birthday, so I know how challenging it is to create a memorable birthday party when it falls so close to the holiday season. It's a bummer for kids when we combine holiday and birthday gifts unless they are teenagers. Then, they are usually fine with it because the price of the gifts seems to have grown exponentially (more than 2X).
So, for young children, what's a parent to do? Themed parties are always alot of fun, and kids birthday parties built around a theme can be entertaining and set it apart from the crowd. Here are five birthday party planning tips for young children:
Choosing a theme - Choose a theme that ties into your child's interests and that captures the interests of children at that age. For young children, animal, train, tea party, and themes which engage kids seem to work well. Design the cake, decorations and activities around your chosen theme.