Summertime birthdays mean you can make the best of the warm temperature and have an outdoor party. Yes, your child will miss out on classroom cupcakes and cards. But the other kids don’t have the summer fun added to an already special occasion. Here are three summer birthday party ideas your child is sure to love. And their friends will have a ball too.
Picnic in the Park
Gather the kids and any parents who can help out and head to the local park for a picnic party. Find a cool spot in the shade and whip out pre-made finger sandwiches, cut-up veggies and dip, crackers, cookies, and punch. Nothing fancy, just kid-friendly fare that’s easy to make, take along, and enjoy. Instead of a cake, bake mini cupcakes the kids can pop in their mouths. As you all sit on blankets and towels on the grass, the day will be casual and laid-back. After lunch, the kids can toss a ball around or play on the equipment. Fun for all without the fuss.
Invite everyone over for a tasty BBQ in the backyard. Grill up franks, burgers, kebabs, and veggies. Play music, organize backyard games, and let the kids hang out and simply enjoy a day in the fresh air. After the hot food is finished, gather the kids in the kitchen for a make-your-own-sundae bar. Everyone gets a generous scoop of their favorite ice cream flavor and you can line up bowls of toppings like chocolate chips, sprinkles, berries, marshmallows, and hot fudge. That’s way more fun than a slice of sheet cake!
If you have a pool, you’re in luck. Everyone can drop by in their swimsuits and sandals for a day of splashing and celebration. Provide plenty of sunscreen and towels in case the kids don’t come prepared. If you can hire a lifeguard for the afternoon, that would be an added (and appreciated) safety measure. Play some beachy tunes, serve deli sandwiches and salads buffet-style, and make sure there’s plenty to drink. When everyone dries off, they can come inside to open presents. If you don’t have a pool, inquire with your local public pool to learn if you can hold a private event one afternoon for the party.
Happy birthday, summer kids! Would you have a party like one of these for your child?
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By: Melissa A. Kay