Your child’s 5th birthday is likely the first birthday they have had while going to school, so you’ll likely feel a lot of pressure in terms of putting on a day for them to remember. But where to start?
It is important to start planning well in advance to ensure that you give yourself as much time as you can to get everything prepared, as this will mean less stress in the long run! Here are a few things to start considering to ensure that your son or daughter has a day to remember!
How to Make Your Child’s 5th Birthday Perfect!
Finding the perfect gift
For kids, birthdays mean one thing – presents! And while we always want our children to be grateful for whatever they receive, we also feel there is a weight of expectation to get something that they will adore. There will be things that you know they will like or things that they need. However, it always helps to have a few extra ideas.
Wicked uncle is probably the best place to start for this, as it breaks down their catalog into age groups and genders, filtering out anything that isn’t age appropriate. This means that finding toys and gifts for a 5-year-old boy or girls is made super easy! Also, prices range from a few pounds to £100+, so you can easily find something to match your budget.
Planning the perfect party
After presents, the second thing your child will likely be thinking about is your child’s party! Now that they are at school, they will probably have lots of little friends who they would love to celebrate their birthday with! The first thing to think about doing is asking the teacher for a class list to give you an idea of how many children are actually in the class – from there, and you can decide how many children you will be inviting.
Once you know that, you can decide where the party will be held. If you are on a budget, parties at home can be fun, but obviously also involve a lot of preparation (and stress!) in terms of putting decorations up, sorting entertainment and making food.
If you have more of a budget, you may want to do a quick Google search for children’s parties in your area. Many places will have a “do it for me” service where they sort everything from food and entertainment to decorations and party bags, taking a lot of stress out of the equation for you.
Make sure your child is grateful for their day
As the song goes “it’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to”, but it’s important that your child understands at least on a basic level that a lot of money has been spent on them as part of their special day, both by you, your family and the party guests.
Make sure that you have bought thank-you letters prior to the day, so they can write these afterward, thanking everyone for their gifts and for coming to their party. It’s important that they take the time to appreciate what they’ve had, rather than taking it for granted.