Some of my strongest memories of my childhood birthdays are not of the presents I received but rather the little things that my parents did to make me feel extra special. With a little creativity you can elevate your child’s day to something truly magical that will leave them with memories that last a life time. Check out these 10 ideas for some inspiration:

Create a balloon avalanche for when the birthday kid first opens their door in the morning

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Decorate the breakfast table with balloons and confetti. Put candles in their breakfast, put on party hats and sing happy birthday.

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Write Happy Birthday on the bathroom mirror with window crayons or shaving cream

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Reminisce about the day they were born. Look through baby photos and watch videos of their first days.

Let the birthday kid choose a special outing for the day or an upcoming weekend. Visit our list of Top Attractions for inspiration.

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Let them choose what to have for dinner

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Write a secret message on the birthday card that has a clue to where their birthday present is hiding. When I was a kid my mum painstakingly wrote out the secret message in code herself, but now we have technology on our side. Click here for a quick tutorial on how to create a mirror-image secret message for your kiddo to decode.

Decorate the inside of the car with balloons and streamers.

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Each year on their birthday measure your kids height on a height chart and marvel at how much they grew over the last year

Turn bath time into a party.

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We hope this has provided you with lots of inspiration for creating your own wonderful birthday memories with your kids. If you are planning a birthday party or simply looking for a cute cake for your kids birthday be sure to check out our party directory for a comprehensive list of local businesses.

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