Whether you had a big party planned or not, being forced to stay home on your birthday is disappointing, especially when it comes to children. With cool kids birthday party ideas, you can celebrate your little one’s big day at home.
As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone is suffering from severe cabin fever. Missions are certainly worthwhile, but there’s only so much you can do at home to keep your family entertained. Children are especially struggling because their daily routines are going wrong, they miss their friends, and they may be too young to really understand why these steps need to be taken. If it’s your birthday, chances are you’re pretty depressed about the whole situation.
When all of this is over, you can promise to have a big celebration, but that doesn’t replace their actual birthday. A home party without actual guests may not be your ideal situation. But remember that celebrations are less about where you host them and more about how you make them feel. Here are 10 ideas.
Indoor Camp Adventure
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Grab a tent (or build an epic pillow-and-blanket fort), unfold your sleeping bag, and create an indoor camping experience. Hang Christmas lights that look like stars in the night sky, make s’mores in your fireplace (or grill, backyard, or even microwave), and stay awake past bedtime. Think of fun camp-themed activities like flashlight tags for a diversion.
Invite guests virtually
If your kids are a little older and missing friends is serious, arrange a playdate via Zoom, Google Hangouts or Caribu, the “#1 app for virtual playdates” (during the coronavirus outbreak). Free for families). Send an email to your child’s parents, coordinate activities that everyone can do together (coloring, painting nails, playing with Toy Girlfriend Story figures) and wish your child a happy birthday when gifting cakes and cupcakes. I’ll have you sing.
If your kids love to help cook, find some of their favorite recipes and get them involved in cooking. Make your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, cakes/cupcakes at home. They will feel they should call every shot and be proud of the final product.
decorate for days
If ever there was a time to decorate your home like you’re throwing a Pinterest-level birthday party, now is the time. Balloons, streamers, party-themed napkins, plates, and all sorts of decorations you can think of to essentially destroy the house to look like a giant party shop. Even basic activities will raise your child’s level. Running out of party supplies? We will deliver a set of party goods for children from Doujin. Among the themes available are “Fairytale Princess,” “Super Duper Hero,” and “Dino-Mite” (pictured above; sets start at $48, coterieparty.com).
accept what they love
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do you have a little
frozen Zealot, spiderman A hobbyist, or a future firefighter in your home? Let that passion take over your home and family for the day. You can Whatever it is, let the theme permeate every aspect of your day.
make some masterpieces
If ever there was a time that allowed me to paint, craft, and sparkle at home, it’s now. Order craft supplies and spend the day with the birthday child. Take advantage of YouTube drawing tutorials, create your own artwork, or create something completely unique out of a discarded Amazon box.
break the rules
Under normal circumstances, having a little food fight in the kitchen, splashing too much in the bathtub, or playing basketball basically anywhere in the house probably wouldn’t be ideal. Think of some and find out how to do them in your home. What’s more fun than breaking all the rules on your birthday?
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Think about what “luxury” looks like for your child and set up your own little spa day. maybe. Recharge their batteries by doing whatever you think makes them feel blessed.
Host a movie night
We can’t rent out movie theaters right now (in fact, we can’t even go to the cinema), but thanks to Netflix Party, your kids can watch their favorite movies with a bunch of friends. Netflix Party, a free Google Chrome extension, is a way to watch Netflix in sync with others on your own computer, wherever they are (and also for kids and their buddies to hang out and talk about movies). It also includes a chat room where you can discuss things).
Classic displays of balloons, homemade cakes, pizza deliveries (support local businesses!), and movie nights have something to say. With just the basics, you can host a great party for your child. Invite friends and family to “join” virtually and make the most of it! What matters is making your child feel loved and celebrated.
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