Winter Birthday Parties
If your grandchildren were born in the summer or early fall, they probably have their birthday parties outdoors. Children with winter birthdays can celebrate outdoors as well if they live in the south or the weather is unusually warm (like it has been in Kentucky this year). If it’s too cold to venture outdoors indoor birthday parties can be just as much fun (if not more) than those held outside.
Our twins were born December 26th and that’s not the best day for a birthday. With 3 other children under the age of 10 to care for I simply couldn’t do a big party the day after Christmas so we moved the celebration to July 4th. Until they were 8 or 9 years old they thought the fireworks were just a part of their birthday party. We finally had to told them truth when they learned about Independence Day at school. Thanks, teachers, for messing that one up for us!
Our family is not the only family to have December and January birthdays. One friend’s granddaughter has her own pink tree that is decorated with special ornaments given to her by her grandmother. It stays up for her birthday party.
January Birthday Parties
Unless you live in the south, winter isn’t such a great time for outdoor parties. But there are tons of cute ideas for celebrating indoors on Pinterest. If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest, don’t be afraid of it. It’s a fun social media outlet that is very easy to use and has more ideas about every topic you can imagine. If you aren’t familiar with it and have questions, feel free to ask me for help!
I went on a special pinning mission just for those of you whose grands have winter birthdays and pinned the cutest ideas for girls and boys birthday parties.
This is a picture of a January birthday sent to me by NanaHood friend Lisa Mosier who says, “Just celebrated my oldest grandsons birthday on Sunday, he turned 5. Here he is with his little brother Rylan.”
Nana Missy said, “We did a Winter ONE-derland theme for our granddaughter’s first birthday. She turns 5 in 2 weeks. This year, she has requested a Trolls theme Birthday Party Ideas.” Missy, I’ll add a few Troll pins just for you!
This is my friend, Joyce Tilton’s, grandchildren (2 of them, she has more). These two live in Florida and are lucky enough to go to the lake or the ocean to celebrate their birthdays in January and February!
If You Can’t Go To The Ocean
There are tons of ideas for games and decorations and to make it easy for you to find them all you have to do is go to my Pinterest Board called Ideas for Grandkids. Another great idea I saw for birthdays close to Christmas was decorating the tree with balloons. My grands love balloons and can play with them for hours. Wish I had thought of that when our twins were little!
Feel free to pin all the ideas you like from my boards and show them to your grandchild’s mom or dad to see if they like some or all of them. Then offer to pitch in and help. Giving a birthday party can be exhausting, remember? Besides, I guarantee you will have as much fun as the kids, well almost.
While you are on Pinterest check out all my other boards too. There’s one for Nanas with lots of fun sayings and quotes (I promise you will love that one) and one filled with recipes I know you will want to check out. There’s a huge board for all foods and drinks made with blueberries (we have a blueberry farm). And a board called “I love Dogs,” because, well, I love dogs!
Just check out all my boards and follow the ones you like and ignore the ones you don’t. I know you will find something there you will enjoy!
Do you have some ideas for winter birthday parties? If so, please share it with us and share pictures too! We would love to see your ideas! You can either email me at teresa@NanaHood.com or go to our Facebook page and comment there. While you are there, be sure and Like our page! We are getting close to 27,000 grandparents! Now that’s exciting!