Unique Ways to Celebrate Your Kid’s Birthday!
In our house March is a busy month.
We have lots of family birthdays including the birthdays of both of my girls. With school celebrations, family celebrations, and everything in between, this month can easily slip into the “sugar overload zone”.
It was a few years ago when I first started organizing two class trays of treats, two family parties, plus celebrating the day of their actual birthday that I quickly started feeling overwhelmed by the back-to-back-to back presence of cupcakes, brownies, birthday cake and then leftover birthday cake in our home.
Around this time I decided there had to be a better way… a healthier way.
Don’t get me wrong. Everyone here gets a birthday cake for their birthday. (I am not that mean.) However we try to remain mindful eaters, “birthday month” or not, and that is where many of these ideas can fit in.
Unique Ways to Celebrate Your Kid’s Birthday (Sugar-Free, too!)
1. Share a healthy (but fun!) snack.
There are so many ways you can make something simple that has lots of fresh, bright colors, and kids will love. Depending on your craftiness, you can really dress up your kid’s class treat or keep it fairly simple. Melon kabobs or fruit-filled butterflies are manageable choices but feel free to challenge yourself with some Pinterest inspiration if you are up for it!
2. Take a trip!
Whether it is an afternoon visit to someplace local or a weekend getaway to a nearby city, spoiling your birthday kid with experiences rather than a sugar overload is always worth it. My girls don’t need to go far, they simply LOVE the idea of staying overnight in a hotel with a pool and a breakfast buffet.
Try a bucket list item!
3.Try a bucket list item. Is your child adventurous? Or maybe trying to come out of his or her shell? Why not try something worthy of anyone’s bucket list!? Take a trapeze class, try snorkeling, go whale watching, try paddle boarding, go parasailing!
4. Get active. Gather up the family or even some friends and get moving. Spend the afternoon bowling, rock climbing, playing laser tag, or racing each other through a local ninja obstacle course. Whatever you choose, you are sure to have a lot of laughs and an overall good time.
5. Go camping. Want to really connect with your child and celebrate their special day? Unplug and head outdoors!
There are lots of ways to celebrate your child (without the sugar overload) and maybe your next celebration idea is listed above!
Maybe you have a unique idea of your own that you can share with us in the comments or in our online mom community, The Real Moms Collaborative.
Either way, I look forward to keeping the idea list growing.