Celebrating your kid’s birthday during lockdown – 4 simple ideas that they’ll love

I bet you never envisioned celebrating your little one’s birthday whilst under a country-wide lockdown, did you? You may have had big plans, a huge party in mind with all their school friends, days out and plenty of food and fun. But, now with most of those things unavailable for the foreseeable future, it can be difficult to know what to do next.

No parent can stand the thought of their little one having a less than perfect birthday, and as if the pressure weren’t normally high enough, these days a fun and memorable birthday can seem like an impossible task.

Sadly, while many things are beyond our control at the minute, there are things that you can take full control of – including the best birthday for little one ever, if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, check out wicked uncle for the latest toys.

Here we’ll share some simple, fun birthday ideas that your little one will absolutely love.

Let them choose a theme

Just because you’re not hiring a community centre or heading to an indoor play area, doesn’t mean your child can’t have a theme. Let them choose the kind of party they want and then source the decorations, balloons, party favours, tablecloths and tableware to match. From under the sea, to dinosaurs, monsters, princesses, superheroes, space, animals – the possibilities are endless.

Don’t sweat the decorations

As mentioned above, if your child picks a theme then you’ll know what type you need to source. However, remember that you can also make bunting at home, either with paper or with a sewing machine, string up fairy lights, make paper streamers and more. Ideal if you’re trying to save a little money at the moment.

Take the party outside

The weather is warming up, so why not take the party outside? Even if your outdoor space is minimal, you can make the most of it. Lay out picnic blankets, add plenty of cushions and bring out the food and drink. You could also play party games outdoors and not worry too much about the mess!

(Virtually) Invite their friends!

Just because we’re following social distancing rules, it doesn’t mean your little one can’t invite their friends! A group video chat is a fun idea, or ask parents to send your child a video message via their messenger service. They’ll feel extra special and love hearing from their friends!

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