Year after year, celebrating your kid’s summer birthday becomes more challenging as they seek new ways to have fun. Renting a space at the park or cake at the pool gets boring after doing it so many times. While the memories are all that matter, there are various out-of-the-box ways to enjoy a summer birthday that can bring a little variety. Let’s look at a few of those here!
Seasonal Toy Donation
Depending on your child’s age, they may be outgrowing some of the toys they used to play with. A birthday is an excellent time to donate old toys to create space for their new gifted toys. In addition to creating space, donating is a great way to teach them kindness and generosity. Consider donating old toys to a local shelter or a family in need to support the community.
If you enjoy that traditional summer birthday by the pool, add an evening by the fire. This can be a unique way to help everyone wind down from a day full of activity, and bring everyone to a gathering place. Here, you can sing “Happy Birthday” and share stories about the birthday person.
Connect With Nature
Summer is the best time to head outdoors, soak up some sunshine, and enjoy what nature offers. Plan a day at the park or wilderness hiking and consider this an opportunity to connect with nature. While there may be some struggle getting young ones out the door for this activity, they will remember this and appreciate it in the years to come.
Look Into Local Events
Most towns and cities offer summer-long events that cater to one theme or another. Look into what your town offers the weekend of the child’s birthday and see if you can make it a family outing. These local events are often annual celebrations, so it’s an easy way to create a new tradition.
A Day Away
Planning a day away is a memorable and unique way to enjoy a summer birthday. Consider asking the birthday person where they would like to go for a day, and see what that place offers. Larger cities have museums, experiences, and exhibits that make great day trips. Another option for a day away is booking a hotel, packing a bag, and using your hometown as a mini-vacation destination.
Summer birthdays come with the added layer of more time to plan or party. Try not to overwhelm yourself with ideas, and always remember that it’s the memories that count the most.