How To Make Your Child’s Birthday Special during Covid

Looking for some birthday ideas for you child during Covid? Check out this list of ways to make it a special one while having to social distance.
The kid is blowing out the candles on the cake. Child is celebrating birthday.

For our protection and well-being, the Covid epidemic has forced so many of us to stay indoors to try to keep well, and keep our children safe. Of course, this means that many of our plans, particularly celebrations, have been disrupted. Birthdays are something that both children and adults look forward to. It’s a moment to cherish and enjoy in the early years, whether it’s the first, fifth, or eleventh. This year, though, many people will be spending their birthdays in seclusion, away from friends and family.

That may sound monotonous and uninteresting. However, that doesn’t mean your secluded birthday can’t be memorable. We’ve compiled a list of 7 unusual and unique methods to brighten up your children’s birthdays.

Decorate the house

Let’s face facts; a celebration is deemed incomplete without some decorations.  Even if you don’t have the opportunity to go out, you can still celebrate your birthday at home. Homemade decorations, or the utilization of antique hangings can all help to make the celebration more memorable. While you are at it, why not turn the party into a theme party and everyone dresses up?

Organize a virtual birthday celebration.

Your children’s friends and other family members might not be able to make the birthday celebration. To make their day even more unique, you can set up a virtual celebration for those who can’t be there. Video calls are the in thing these days. There are many different methods for your child to spend their big day, from a dance-a-thon to playing games virtually. This way, no one will feel left out, and the day will include all of your kids loved ones.

Bake a cake, or cookies, with family and friends

Baking and cooking activities with the family are the most fun things to do during these challenging times. If your birthday girl or boyo enjoys experimenting with different culinary components, they will undoubtedly enjoy preparing a cake. They can choose their flavor, toppings, and decorations, and it might become a great bonding experience that they will cherish forever!

Grant your child a birthday wish

A child’s birthday is a significant event in their life. So to make the day even more special, make it a ‘me’ day for them. This is an excellent way to make your child feel special and important on their special day. With that in mind, grant your son or daughter a few reasonable wishes to make the day even more special. Allow them to have their birthday desires met.  It can be a favorite dish, cartoon, outfit, or activity. As long as the birthday requests adhere to social distancing rules. You can even get impersonators for hire that impersonate your children’s favorite artists or celebrity.

Give them personalized birthday cards

Birthday greeting cards, especially those made by hand, have a unique meaning for people of all ages. Ask your family and friends to offer their greetings for the child or draw a picture if they can make it. If not, voice messages and special video messages may suffice. If your neighborhood is accommodating, you might come up with some additional fun ways to commemorate your child’s lockdown birthday.

Play classic board games with the whole family

Do you recall how your birthdays were full of snack parties and games? And how they were usually a low-key occasion enjoyed at home? That was something we were all anticipating. Consider doing the same for your youngster this year. There are numerous indoor games in which you and your family can participate. Scavenger hunts, dart games, and other simple activities could provide you and your child with an entertaining journey.

Camping is an excellent option

Camping with your family is a great idea. Even if you just camp in your own backyard, pitch a tent and rough it for the night, you can create great memories. Another alternative is to rent a camper for the weekend and go camping in the countryside, at a local camp ground or in a nearby state or national forest. You can’t put a price on the valuable time your family spends together. You’ll love spending your weekend together playing board games, roasting marshmallows over a campfire, and taking in the scenery. To make the time even more relaxing, and more engaging, have everyone “unplug” for the time together and turn off all electronics and phones.

Enjoy a Spa Day

Now and then, even the youngest of girls enjoy a spa day. If you have a daughter who is celebrating a birthday, she will enjoy spending time at the spa with you. Plan ahead of time for a day at the spa. This is so you don’t end up at an overbooked facility that can’t accommodate walk-ins. Ensure the spa is aware that you’ll be bringing a child and her age in case of a policy regarding children. Or you could plan a spa day at home and offer each other facials, manicures, and pedicures while serving fruity drinks.

Make it a philanthropic birthday

If there is one thing the pandemic has shown us all, it is the importance of family and appreciation. If you want your kids birthday to be extra special, encourage participation in a charitable gesture. You could also do something to help others who are in need right now. You can also make them compose a thank you message by having them write out what they appreciate.

Final Word

These seemingly simple ideas could be the difference in making your kids birthday one of the best. Sometimes it is the simple things that bring the most satisfaction. So go ahead and make the most of their birthday as you celebrate another milestone in their life!

If you enjoyed this article check out more in our Motherhood section!