Your child’s birthday is such a fun time. You’re excited to decorate and help your little one celebrate their special day.
Think back to your birthday memories as a child: what do you remember? A special gift (such as your first bike or a toy you really wanted)? The family and friends that helped you celebrate?
These days it seems that the reason for the party is put on the back burner while parents are trying to outdo each other. Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Parents are spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on extravagant parties that their kids are too young to even remember.
I am not saying that you can’t go all out for your child’s birthday but if you don’t have the cash for the extravagance don’t feel like a failure. I am just suggesting that you do what is right for your child and budget. Even if the party you have planned isn’t “pinterest worthy.” I promise your young child will not feel that they have missed out!
Pinterest has great ideas and DIYs but only you know what will make your child the happiest. It is the friends, family and memories that will really matter in the most.
Every year for my daughters birthday we send gift bags to her school for her class to enjoy, then go out for pizza, to the arcade after, and she gets to pick what we have for dinner no matter how outrageous (it’s just one day a year after all), which is then followed up by cake and presents. It isn’t flashy, or pinterest worthy but we always have fun!
Find something that works for you, make your own traditions and please don’t worry about keeping up with the Jones’s. Today we did our birthday celebration with our daughter and she told us she had “the best birthday” when we tucked her in.