First Day Of School Birthdays
Having your birthday on the first days of school can be hard, especially if you’re going into a new school with new kids. But, it can also be a great opportunity to make a lasting first impression & meet new friends! Here are some ways to make your child feel extra special on their birthday.
- Make their actual birthday at home EXTRA special. Celebrate all throughout the day – balloons in their room early in the morning when they wake up, candle in their breakfast, an extra special treat in their lunch box, and candle in their cake for dessert after dinner! In addition, organize a family activity (have them pick a special activity they love to do) for the weekend either before or after their birthday.
- Get your child’s class list ahead of time and make sure to bring in enough treats for everyone, including the teachers! What’s better than a cupcake (or lollipop) to meet new friends? Have your child carry their birthday balloons into school, too. This may help ease any anxiety they may have as well with first-day jitters, and help them feel like a prince or princess on their special day!
- Having a birthday in the first week of school means having the ability to choose if you’d rather have a bigger party after your birthday and invite your new class (another great way to make new friends), or have a smaller, more intimate get-together during the summer, before your actual birthday.
- If you do decide to have a party, take advantage of the outdoors! Summer is actually a GREAT time to have a birthday party. Pool parties, water park parties, backyard parties, and camp outs are all great ideas for a summer birthday.
As long as you take the time to help make your child feel extra special on their birthday, they will have a great day no matter when their birthday happens to fall.