Sadly, millions of kids across the world won’t have a conventional birthday party this year due to the coronavirus crisis.
But that doesn’t mean that their big day can’t be special. There are lots of ways parents can still hold a birthday party for their little one – and make it just as fun!
How to throw a special birthday party for your child in lockdown
Many mums and dads have admitted to feeling upset that they are now unable to throw the birthday bash they had been planning for their child.
While it may be upsetting, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still hold a lovely celebration for your little one.
Here are some top tips on how to still throw an awesome birthday party for your child:
1. Decorate your house
If you’ve already brought decorations, like balloons and banners, then you can still put them up for your child to make them feel special.
2. Invite friends and family to attend via social media
Ask friends and family to log in at the same time, perhaps when it’s time for your child to blow out their birthday cake candles. This way, your little one will still feel, in some way, that they had their loved ones attend their special day.
3. Make treats at home
Just because you’re in lockdown doesn’t mean there doesn’t have to be any party food! You can make a heap of healthy treats for your family.
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4. Make your own cake
We have a HEAP of amazing birthday cake recipes for you to make with your child for their big day.
5. Get birthday presents delivered
Haven’t got a pressies for your child yet? Don’t worry, there are still lots of places delivering gifts. If not, you could try making your own at home or make a IOU gift voucher.
6. Ask your child’s friends to make videos
Instead of birthday presents, why not ask the parents of your child’s friends to make some videos that your son or daughter can view when they wake up.
7. Play games
Pass the parcel may not be as easy with only a few guests but you could try doing a puzzle together or playing some virtual games over the phone, like a quiz about your child. Whoever gets the most answers correct, wins!
8. Drop party bags at a distance
Want your child’s grandparents to sample the awesome cake you made? You can always do a quick food-delivery, leaving the treats in a sealed container outside their door. Just make sure you ring ahead to warn them so they can make sure they keep their distance!
If you want a birthday cake shaped like a muffin, try using a muffin shaped tin – these tins come in two halves, one half shaped like the bottom of a muffin and one half shaped like the top, iced part of the muffin.
You can then put the cakes together and ice as normal.
You could also use the cake mixture recipe above to make muffins – it will make 12-18 muffins, or you could use it to make one smaller cake that you can frost and add candles to, with muffins for your guests to take away.
Plus for more yummy cake and sweet treats recipes that are healthier than standard ones, check our our Guilt Free Chocolate Treats & Baking Book here.
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