When your kid is born on a holiday or so to a national holiday it may be difficult to plan their birthday party. Parents who have experienced this lifestyle of having a child with a birthday so close to a holiday have figured out unique ways to celebrate their child’s birthday during the hectic holiday season. Here are a few ideas on what to do when your kid has a birthday on or around the holidays to help you celebrate both without stressing out.
What To Do When Your Kid Has A Birthday On Or Around The Holidays
Opt for Evening Party
If your kid has a birthday that’s on a holiday, consider having an evening party with a special meal, birthday presents, and a few family members. This is a low-key birthday party idea that works well when your kid has a birthday on major holidays like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving. This works well when your kids are younger or too old to have a huge friend birthday party event.
Schedule for the Following Weekend
No matter what day of the week your kids birthday falls on that’s on or near a holiday, consider planning their celebration for the following weekend. Make plans with family and friends to come over for a birthday party celebration within a week of the holiday birthday so that everyone has time to recoup from the holiday festivities to enjoy a real birthday party bash.
Small vs Big Presents
If your kid has a birthday on or near Christmas time, then consider giving them smaller gifts on Christmas and leaving larger gifts for their birthday. This can be the opposite, small gifts for birthday and larger on Christmas, that’s up to you. Then give your kid their birthday gifts later on in the day or the following day as a surprise birthday celebration with just immediate family members.
Ask your family and friends what their holiday schedule looks like. Work together to plan ahead for a birthday celebration that everyone can attend. They say it takes a village, so use that village to plan a birthday party for your kid who has a birthday on or near a holiday for a date that works for all family members who plan to attend.
Make it a Birthday Month
Some parents opt to make the entire month a birthday celebration with one gift a day and special dinners or snacks throughout the month. This could work well for anyone who enjoys birthdays to the fullest extent. This is a fun way to make sure your kid’s birthday doesn’t get placed on the backburner of importance during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Whatever you choose to do, I’m sure you’ll make a decision that suits your family best. I personally love the idea of working with family and friends to figure out what date will work to host a birthday party celebration for your kid who has a birthday on or around the holiday. This ensures everyone will show up and your kid will still enjoy a special birthday bash during the busy holiday season.
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