Boys will be boys, and in most ways, my son is the same as every other little lad in the world. He loves getting dirty and playing with his friends, and I wanted to do something special for his birthday this year. My partner and I decided to take him and some school friends to a local theme park for the day. While he looked terrified on some of the big rides, we could tell the experience blew him away. With that in mind, I wanted to offer some advice today for readers who wish to achieve the same thing with their sons. The tips on this page should help to make sure you leave no stone unturned when planning his birthday in 2016.
Contact his friends and arrange an activity
The best way to keep kids occupied involves taking them somewhere new. That’s why we chose a theme park for our son’s party. However, you should select anything you think your little man will enjoy. For instance, some kids love spending time in the pool, and local leisure centers always provide party packages. Maybe you like the idea of hiring a bouncy castle and holding the gathering in your garden? Whatever takes your fancy, make sure you plan the festivities with time to spare. Otherwise, some of his friends might have already made alternative plans.
Find the coolest birthday presents you can afford
Children don’t grasp the value of money in most instances. So, you don’t have to worry too much if you don’t have a lot of cash in the bank. Your son will appreciate anything you buy so long as it relates to his interests. Maybe you could purchase a new excavator model and add to his Stobart Rail collection? Perhaps your son loves those superhero movies, and you could buy him a new costume? If you get stuck for ideas, just take the little man around some shops and see which items he seems to like. There’s no need to spend a fortune when you’re planning a big get together. You just need to make sure he’s got something to open in the morning.
Call your family members and ask them to visit
Many families struggle to keep in touch due to work commitments and other issues. Even so, birthdays are the best time for them to make an appearance. If your son hasn’t seen his favorite cousins for more than a few months, give them a call. The same goes for his grandparents, aunties and uncles. Your son will want to spend most of his big day in the company of his friends. However, you’re guaranteed to put a smile on his face if the entire family arrive for the occasion.
That advice should help all my readers to come up with the perfect birthday celebrations for their sons. Just remember that children don’t care about how much money you spend or the value of their gifts. They’re more interested in getting some attention and spending time with the people who matter most. Those of you with daughters should follow the same process but tailor it to their interests.