One disadvantage of a winter birthday is that the cold weather often drives people to stay indoors and socialize less, leaving some birthdays unnoticed. But for small children, their birthday is an exciting day they look forward to every year; it’s the one day out of the year that is explicitly about them. Here’s a list of some exciting things to do for a winter birthday to keep them engaged and have their special day celebrated.
An excellent way to gather a smaller group of friends is by reserving a time slot at a nearby trampoline park. You don’t have to prepare much for something like this, and kids can run around and play with one another. Many parents and adults are around, and almost always, the park has an attendant for safety.
Pizza Party at Home
If you have the space to accommodate it, a pizza party at home is an easy and more traditional route. Hosting isn’t for everyone, understandably, but your kid will love it. Gift giving is sometimes more common with at-home parties, so don’t be surprised if your child ends up with a new pile to add to their toy rotation.
Fun in the Snow
An exciting thing to do for a winter birthday is to incorporate the elements somehow. This can look like sledding, tubing, a cabin at a ski resort, or playing in the snowbanks.
Things like this encourage them to grow fond of the season, even if the cold weather isn’t their favorite. It’s also an easy way to entertain a small group without doing anything extra.
Movie Party Around a Theme
If your child is into a character from a movie, consider building their birthday around that movie and offer a viewing party. This tends to be a quieter approach to entertaining children but is highly effective.
Chances are, whatever your child is into, their friends are too. To make it more kid-friendly, you can transform a shared space with pillows and blankets and offer popcorn and candy.
Hosting a get-together of small children is a chore, so if you’re into keeping things lowkey, offer an indoor experience. Going to museums, exhibits, and sporting events are all excellent things to do as a family unit and take place indoors, out of the cold.