How I Make My Kids Birthdays Special

how i make my kids birthdays special
By Lakota

December 31st, 2019

My mom always went out of her way to make birthdays special when I was growing up. I never got to have a birthday during school because it was always spring break. My family always made sure to go the extra mile to make sure I knew how important I was on that day of celebration. I have continued that tradition within my own family and have added onto it as well! Here are the extra special things we do in our house to make our three kids feel special on their day.

Special gesture number one:
At night after the kids go to sleep the night before their birthday we go to the local dollar store and get balloons blown up. We bring them in and let them loose all over inside their bedroom. Although this year I think we are going to go for an idea like this just to change things up! The balloons made a waterfall over him as he opened the door in the morning.
how i make my kids birthdays special
Special gesture number two: 
The night before their birthday after they’ve gone to sleep we go to the dollar store and we decorate the entire house with confetti, streamers, balloons, and banners. We then put out their special birthday outfit on the stairs or some place similar. It’s always fun to wear a new fresh outfit on your birthday, and when the whole house looks like a party how can you start the day off boring?
how i make my kids birthdays special
Special gesture number three:
We either make the birthday kids favorite breakfast or go to their favorite breakfast place for a yummy treat. For one of our kids this looks like chocolate chip pancakes and for another it looks like vegan biscuits and gravy!
Special gesture number four:
I grab a chalk marker from the dollar store and write honk for birthday on the car windows. So wherever we go that day everyone honks along the way to wish them a happy birthday! When it rains on their birthday this doesn’t really go as planned though but it’s always made the kids feel extra special and or a smile on their face.
how i make my kids birthdays special
Special gesture number five:
We let their kids pick their favorite fun place to go with just us as a family. Our kids love bounce houses, trampoline parks, arcades, go karts and those sorts of things and it’s usually one of those that they always pick.
how i make my kids birthdays special
Special gesture number six:
We let the kids pick their favorite place to eat before coming home for their party. Before we were vegan our kiddos chose Chuck E. Cheese, Longhorn or Applebee’s. Now that we are vegan we love going to places like Blaze Pizza, and our local breweries and pubs that have vegan options.
how i make my kids birthdays special
The last and most important gesture we do is inviting family over for a party. We just have everyone come over and hangout while the kids dance and play to some kids birthday music and we do the kids favorite dessert for a treat to share with everyone. We let everyone know presents are not needed but some bring some anyways.
Our kids talk about the people who came to celebrate with them more than any other part of their day. They love that people took time from their busy days to come and visit them because it was their birthday.
how i make my kids birthdays special
Do you have special birthday traditions within your family?

I am a stay at home mother of two, who loves to create in every form, from cooking, to henna, to painting or sculpting, creating with my hands is my passion! I love to dance and let loose when the music flows right. Being outside is a special kind of therapy I think humans need more of as well as mindfulness! I love all things new and adventurous and am always looking to experience more of life 🙂

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