For kids, there is never an occasion quite like a birthday party. It is the time for kids to be kids and for adults to enjoy whatever there is at the venue.
The problem with many parties, however, is that they are so overdone already. Some organisers use the same gimmicks for the occasion every year, and of course, that could lead to the notion that birthdays are becoming passé. There is a need to make the occasion extra special for the celebrator and the guests.
Fortunately, you do not have to stress yourself out thinking of what to do; sometimes, it is the little things – the simplest matters – that make an occasion heartfelt.
A Taste of the Unexpected
Birthday celebrations have been around for centuries already, and to make it extra special, you should do something unique and outside – or better, beyond – the box of regular ideas.
Remember that it does not have to be totally unconventional, it is just that the celebrator should not see that part of the program coming. Instead of buying your loved one’s favourite chocolate cake, why not put edible photo icing there? That might be a simple addition, but it is surely unexpected.
To claim a part of the party as your own, you should add a personal touch to it. It is important to include a portion of yourself – in terms of time, effort, and overall thought – with whatever it is you are preparing.
One popular option is making a birthday video, with clips that feature people close to the celebrator’s heart saying a few special things. You can, of course, drift away a little from this idea, as you can prepare for the occasion in advance. Instead of a video full of dedications, why not create a mini-documentary instead? It would be a better idea to create a story out of the nice things the celebrator’s friends and family say on camera rather than simply compiling them.
A Gesture of Affection
The bottom line is that the level of affection should be there. Similar to wooing someone you love, you should exert the effort to make things super special for the one celebrating the occasion. At the end of the day, it is not completely about the celebration, but the level of affection the celebrator got from it.
Birthdays are still an exciting occasion, but sometimes, it is the little things that make them more than that.Read More »