Most parents want their little ones to have a fantastic birthday but doing this over the summer months can seem complicated. Your child may not be in touch with classmates and many are off on vacation or at the cottage. When your children have a summer birthday they don’t get the same things as those who have birthdays during the school year. There is no bringing treats to school to share with their friends, it’s more difficult to make plans, and many won’t be able to attend parties due to busy summer schedules.
Even though there may not be quite as many friends and family available to help celebrate your little one’s birthday in the summer, it is still possible to make their summer birthday a special one.
Send Invitations in Advance
If your child has a summer birthday, the best thing you can do is start the planning well in advance. Send out the invitations prior to the end of the school year, and make sure to have everything booked. Although planning in advance can seem difficult, it will ultimately make your child’s summer party easier to plan and give people a chance to make plans around your little one’s big day, instead of on it.
Consider Changing the Date
The truth is, if you are hoping for more people to show up to your little one’s birthday, it may be a good idea to celebrate it before the end of the school year. Make sure that you discuss this with your little one though, as they may prefer to celebrate their birthday on the actual big day as opposed to having a larger guest list. There is nothing wrong with celebrating early, as long as that is what your child wants.
Celebrate the Day
Kids that have summer birthday parties don’t get the chance to celebrate their big day at school with their friends sharing cupcakes or treats. This can make them feel as though they have missed out on something incredibly important. It is important to make sure that your little one knows that their day is a big deal, even if they aren’t celebrating at school. Make them a special breakfast, blow up balloons, and sing them a song. It is a great idea to come up with a birthday tradition that happens every summer for their birthday. This way they don’t feel as though they are missing out on anything as they have their own very special birthday traditions.
I have two boys with summer birthdays and this year we are doing a family BBQ in our new house which will be loads of fun with their extended family. This is a great option as well to help celebrate their day.
There are so many ways that you can celebrate your child’s summer birthday! Just make sure to plan far in advance, consider moving the party closer to the school year and celebrate the day.