Aside from parties, how do you celebrate your kids birthday?

Philippines
January 29, 2007 6:46am CST
most of us would throw a big party for a child's 1st birthday. how about the next birthdays? how did you celebrate it?
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
I think it depends on the child. Some kids like socializing and would enjoy another party. Some kids prefer just spending time with the family, even if the celebration was just a simple one. Some kids prefer a new toy. Some prefer a trip somewhere, to a resort maybe, or to a theme park. I guess you can, first, think of a budget and maybe try to come up with different options that can fit into your budget. Then maybe let your child choose what he/she wants. This is especially when he/she is old enough to choose :).
• India
6 Feb 07
hi.... nice topic but am still single we i have child i ll take him /her to theme park or any hills station or for 1 day tour
@soumyaraj (401)
• India
30 Jan 07
this time it would b a lonely b'day for my son since his dad is is abroad we would really mis him so much...only 2 of us wl celebrate his b'day this time......
@mansha (6301)
• India
30 Jan 07
For each of my kids bit=rthdays aopart from cutting the cake and party I have a tradition top take them to the temple to seek blessings and then touch the feet of the elders to seek their blessings and then if their gerandma is thier or if she is not then I do the tilak (put some vermillion or sindoor tilak ) on their forehead. They have sweets first from the hands of the elders of the house. Then in the evening we have a party with all friends.
• Canada
30 Jan 07
A very good question to ask since today, January 30th, is my birthday. Growing up, I got a party with my school friends, and then another dinner with my parents, sister, and grandparents on both sides. When my parents divorced the family party was divided into two family parties.
@Mamaof4 (222)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
We would usually eat out or have a simple party at home. If our child is old enough, we have him or her choose a restaurant of choice. Recently though, the best and cheapest way to do birthdays for us is to have a swimming party at home...then we just order pizza and cake and voila! instant party where the kids have fun and it's not hard on the pocket! :)
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
30 Jan 07
On such an auspitious day I offer him to opt for some gift of his choice. And dine in the hotel of his choice. and some cash reward too.