When you have to arrange a birthday party for your kids, you need to be extra alert. There is a simple reason behind it that kids are never satisfied and always dynamic. At one point they like one thing and at another point something else.
But we moms have a solution to every problem and our experience helps us learn everything.
Things to keep in mind
The arrangements are different for girls and boys. Different age groups also have different preferences. At home, my 9.5 years old daughter is totally different from my 5 years old boy.
My girl is excited about the decorations, cakes, balloons and her friends.
She is involved in every decision for her birthday party.
She plans her birthday gift all year long. And is always after my life to convince other members. Then there’s a pretty dress to be arranged for the princess.
Another important thing is to ask for the number of friends she wants to invite. Accordingly, I decide whether to have a party at home or at a restaurant.
Budget wise both the places have some pros and cons. A restaurant is a little costlier but the arrangements are not your headache. You just need to give the details and forget the rest. You also attend the party as a guest.
On the other hand, party at home is done totally by the members of the house. All the arrangements are to be organised properly from pen to paper. A plan B should always be handy in the case last minute changes are to be done.
The lady of the house needs to be calm at all times. She is the one who takes over every good and bad on her back.
Well, my son is not social at all, he is just concerned with his toys cars. He only has one passion and it is easier to get a small toy car when he wants something.
Sometimes, we take the kids to amusement park where they enjoy the most and have dinner with family
However, this year he has asked for a car which he can drive.
He is not fond of parties but his two friends whom he meets in school daily. So birthdays are not any different for him. Within some time, he has started eating cakes and is excited to blow the candles. Now he has started realising the fun of celebrating birthdays with family and friends. All thanks to his elder sister.
Equality is the priority
There is the age difference between the two but sibling rivalry is always around the corner. It is hard to maintain a balance but it is possible.
Clothes are bought for both every time.
Gifts are always decided for both.
Whosoever’s birthday is it in the family, both the kids blow the candles and cut the cake. And not to forget about the return gifts.
Doing every bit cautiously also, nothing is always perfect. I am always the referee between the two for the silliest issues in the world.