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Birthdays are a celebration of life and a good excuse for us to feel extra special on that day. While some grownups tend to have a mini identity crisis on their birthdays, little youngsters keenly anticipate theirs for the whole year. However, kids’ birthday parties nowadays are a lot more extravagant than they used to be when we were growing up.

It’s not uncommon to see parents paying thousands of dollars to transform their homes into fantasy worlds for their little ones on their birthday. But when it comes down to it, kids just want to have fun, which doesn’t necessarily require you to go all out and break the bank. So before you start looking for a place to rent a pony, check out the following creative ideas to celebrate your child’s birthday.

Set up a Photo Booth

If there are no pictures to document the celebration, did it really happen? You want to have fun photos that you and your kid can look back at for years to come, so why not set up a DIY photo booth where your guests can let loose and have fun! Pick a spot your guests can easily find, but not one that interrupts the flow of the party. Then, grab a bunch of props like scarves, wigs, hats, funny sunglasses, paper mustaches, tiaras, or any other items you think the little ones will like. Ensure that the booth gets enough light, and make a DIY frame to commemorate the day. Use a digital camera to take pictures, and don’t forget to send them to the parents after the party.

Fill Their Room with Balloons

Nothing makes a kid feel special on their birthday like waking up to a room filled with balloons. Admit it; you secretly wish you could have that on your birthday too! To make it even more fun, you can put a few surprises like small pieces of candy, dollar bills, or confetti in the balloons. On small strips of paper, write silly rhymes and sayings about them and their new age, and throw them in there. Your kid will love popping the balloons and getting the fun treats inside.

Get Them a STEM Building Toy

If you’re looking for a fun gift for your little one, but you have one too many Legos and toy cars around the house, why not get them a STEM building toy instead! STEM toys are a fun way for kids to develop skills in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They encourage children to explore, examine, and be curious about the way the world works, and help foster creativity and problem-solving in young minds, so it’s a win-win for both parents and kids.

 

There are a variety of toys that you can choose from based on your child’s interests and age. If your son’s birthday is coming up and you’re not sure what to look for, Gear Unicorn talks about the top toys for 7 year old boys, so check out their suggestions. In any case, it always pays to check out reviews and buying guides before making a purchase to ensure you find the perfect gift for your kid.

Organize a Scavenger Hunt

To avert boredom and keep the kids busy, you can organize a scavenger hunt for little party favors or everyday items. To keep it fun and interesting, scatter the clues around the house and consider burying a few in the yard. For kids between 3-7, you’ll want to include picture instructions of where to find the next clue, while older children can solve limerick or poem clues.

Create an Obstacle Course

Obstacle courses are as fun for the parents to set up as they are for the kids, especially considering how unique and different they can be. You can create one in your backyard by reusing and recycling household items you already have lying around. Have the kids crawl under limbo sticks, wriggle through cardboard box tunnels, and glide down slippery slides. Make the obstacle course as fun and challenging as possible while keeping it age-appropriate, and let the kids live out their ninja dreams!

For a caring parent, planning a birthday party for their little one is almost as stressful as planning their wedding! However, you should keep in mind that all a kid wants on their birthday is to feel special, have fun, and be around people they love. The above ideas will certainly help you and your child enjoy the day, but you know your kid better than anyone, so feel free to adjust the level of hoopla to whatever you think they want. When in doubt, start by choosing a theme around which the celebration will revolve, and pick props and decorations accordingly.

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