A birthday is a time for celebration, regardless of the time of year. However, the summer months present numerous opportunities to go beyond the traditional cake and presents. By incorporating the warm weather and plethora of activities available, it is possible to have a wonderful celebration without breaking the bank. Here are five of them.
Host the party at a park
If you are having a large gathering, renting a place can become expensive very quickly. A good way around this is to take advantage of public spaces, such as the local park.
With ample grassland to pitch a tent and set up tables, the local park is certainly a good place for large numbers of people to gather. Additionally, the playground equipment can serve as a source of entertainment for children.
The warm summer nights can provide a perfect opportunity for the nature lover in all of us. Arrange a meeting away from the glare of urban light pollution, and give the gift of the stars.
Considering that over half of the population lives in environments where the night sky is perpetually blocked out due to large amounts of light, this can be a treat that children and adults alike will remember for years to come.
A major component of a child’s development is to take on numerous roles, play-acting their way from being a doctor to a zoo keeper. Allow them to create a play, and host it out in the yard where they will have more space to showcase their creativity and imagination.
Have all of your guests chip in on the food and cook outside. It does not cost that much to light up the grill, and thanks to the limited time that it can be used grilling can be considered to be a delightful treat for the birthday boy or girl.
The larger the celebration, the more varied the foodstuffs available in this set up. This will change a birthday party to a birthday feast, something your child will enjoy much more than a pack of baseball cards.
Most families have a tent or two stashed away in a closet, never seeing the light of day. Bring it out and set up camp in the back yard. The novelty of the experience will serve as a good birthday treat, enabling you to give your child an experience he or she will remember for years to come.
A summertime birthday celebration does not need to be expensive or time consuming. Take advantage of the warm weather, hosting as much of the festivities outside as possible.
Look around your home and community, identifying ways you can save money while providing a novel experience for your loved one. Who knows, your might find that the park down the street is a perfect, and free, place to host a gathering.
Whatever you decide, rest assured that your loved one will relish every moment of it.