Birthday Gifts for Kids

The Chronicles of the Coolest Birthday Party Ever

What do you get when you put ‘chocolates’ and ‘kids’ in one room? Happy kids and total mayhem! And if you add ‘birthday’ to the mix, then you have a totally different beast on your hands.

Let’s face it; birthdays were much better when we were younger. Our biggest worry then was if we’d get that power ranger game or that new bike the neighbor’s kid was shamelessly showing off. Now as a grownup, what do you do when it’s your child’s birthday? You get the best gifts, invite family and friends and make your child feel like royalty. You might get them the gift they want but adding chocolate is going to make the experience special for everyone.

Here we’ve chalked out a few pointers on how to throw the coolest birthday party ever and be the most awesome parents in town:

The Invites for the Four Footers and Above:

The first thing to do is inviting all the guests, the children and the adults. If you’re going old school, you can personally hand out invitation cards homemade by you and your kid. Or a convenient and timesaving way is to send out e-invites or posting the occasion on social media.

Scheme Themes for Toddlers, Children and Teens:

Setting a theme for the party will narrow down options and make it easier for you and the guests to choose apparel, decorations, hats and even gifts. Your child’s hobbies and interests will help you in carving out a personalized fiesta they will cherish for the rest of their lives. Keep in mind, once your kid is a teenager, their interest in cartoons, stories and characters they’ve loved before may be considered ‘lame’. So choose the theme according to your kid’s age and interests.

It’s All Fun and Games until the Birthday Kid Retires:

Birthday parties for kids are unique as these are the only ones where everybody ends up having a good time. To make sure this happens, you can involve children and grownups in various games and activities.

For example, hand them a set of chocolate-dipped cracker dominoes to play with. Give them sprinkles and candies to make faces on chocolate-coated fruits or cookies. A box of colored chocolate candies for painting can be a creative way to have fun. Oddly cut chocolate bars can work as a jigsaw puzzle. Chips of chocolate squares can be marked with an ‘X’ and an ‘O’ to play Tic Tac Toe.

Waving Good Byes and Sounding the Departure Horn:

Even though it isn’t over till the fat lady sings but all good things must come to an end. So when the guests start to leave, you can send them off with a sweet memory. At the door, hand them a small gift containing a thank-you note, memorable photos from the birthday and obviously a bit of chocolate for the road.

Do you remember Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? On his birthday, his poverty stricken family chipped in to get him Willy Wonka’s chocolate bar. This simply summarizes how important chocolate is to kids, especially on their birthday. So when the occasion calls, make sure you’re loaded with ample helpings of love and this delicacy. Take charge, plan and supervise the birthday party yourself. Don’t worry about the mess; birthdays come only once a year.