If you need a little additional inspiration this year when it comes to throwing a lockdown birthday party for your younger children, I thought I would share some tips I learnt from my three old’s recent birthday which might prove useful! While birthday parties may not be the same this year and the absence of friends and family really felt, birthday parties can still be just as special for your children and this is what we did to achieve just that…
Create a Mood Board with your Theme
As a parent, you will certainly know the, coup de coeur du jour, favourite of the day – from which cartoon character they love, Disney film they watch on repeat or superhero held in high regard. Use this as your guide for your theme and colour scheme. My toddler loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse, so with a rather soft pastel focus in mind, I went for a pink themed Minnie Mouse party and this was my mood board.
Order Everything Online in Advance
From birthday outfits, pink sprinkle cake to the decorations, we ordered everything online and in advance to secure our delivery spot. This will mitigate the need to visit your local high street and other party shops during lockdown. I find marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy are the best for party decorations and also your local cake shops for contactless delivery. I’ve linked a few of our party pieces and delicious cake below.
I would also recommend purchasing plenty of Bostik Blu-Tack to stick up the foil curtains, balloons and bunting.
Organise a Zoom Call with Friends and Family
While lockdown restrictions may limit contact with friends and family, this doesn’t mean you can’t organise a zoom call for a surprise sing along rendition of Happy Birthday or plenty of video phone calls with loved ones. We had our toddler open her presents from her grandparents via video call which was lovely. We also were lucky enough to arrange a birthday call from Mickey and Minnie Mouse (this was organised via the Disney Store).
Plan Fun & Interactive Games at Home
There are so many games which can be played at home to make the day enjoyable from board games, to pass the parcel to SingStar for example. The games could even be based on the party’s theme, for example for our Minnie Mouse party we played pin the ears on Mickey and Minnie, a Minnie Mouse treasure hunt, pass the parcel with Disney gifts and musical statutes to the Mickey Mouse clubhouse music.
Focus on Family Time
From family games to spending quality time together, focus on the people that matter the most and have a lovely time celebrating your child’s birthday.
If you have any more lockdown birthday party tips, do pop them down below!
Kerstin // Lux Mumma
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