Summer birthdays can be a huge challenge with school out and friends traveling. While it can be tough to get a large number of friends to a birthday party, it’s an even bigger challenge without a classroom full of kids to invite! Here are a few ways to make a summer birthday a ton of fun, even if you can only round up a couple of good friends:
Beach /Pool /Water Park – Nothing says summer fun like taking some time to relax on the beach or splash around in the pool. Spend the day soaking up the sun and cooling off in the water with a few close friends.
Amusement Park/Carnival – While amusement parks can be pricey if you take along a large number of kids, inviting a good friend or two along for some fun, games, and thrill rides is a wonderful way to celebrate your child’s birthday.
Backyard Campout – Pitch a tent or two and invite a few buddies over for a sleepover. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows around a fire pit, tell ghost stories, and sleep under the stars! Even a family birthday campout in the back yard will be a fun treat for a birthday!
Day Tripping – Whether your birthday child is into hiking, enjoys museums, is dying to see a new movie or has been begging to do the local ropes course, a birthday day trip is a great way to celebrate. Choose a couple of activities that are short drive and let them pick their favorite restaurant for lunch in between.
Birthday IOU – If you simply can’t satisfy your child’s need for a big party with lots of friends, give them the option of having a party after the school year starts and it’s easier to gather all of their buddies again. Have cake and gifts with the family on their real birthday and pick a date for a bigger celebration later.
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