Birthdays are one of my favorite holidays! I like the idea of making the birthday child or adult the center of attention for the day. The “conventional” method of celebrating a child’s birthday is to throw a party for their friends, but that is by no means the only choice. In fact, some of my boys’ favorite birthday memories involve family reunions. Maybe you recently moved and haven’t made many friends. It’s possible that your child would rather not throw a party. The cost of a formal birthday celebration is definitely beyond your means. Because of your child’s exceptional demands, you could continue to shun social interactions. Maybe you don’t throw birthday parties for kids. Whatever the situation, there are numerous ways to make a birthday or other special day memorable. Look over these suggestions for ways to make the birthday boy or girl’s day particularly special. There are both in-home and online options for birthday parties with a theme. Many of the suggestions below can be utilized for an adult’s birthday party at home, even though they were developed with children in mind and when we were practicing social distancing birthdays. For a small birthday celebration at home with the family, prepare a cake, party favors, and decorations. A setting for a movie Give everyone a candy box, make popcorn for everyone, and shut all the blinds to keep the room dark. Choose a favorite movie to watch, or look for something new. Overnight Party Create a tent in the backyard, set up a fort in the living room, or host a typical overnight party on the floor with your parents and siblings. Give the birthday child their very own spa day at home, complete with a wash and blow dry, pedicure, manicure, massage, or facial. If you have a system for multiplayer gaming, have a contest for everyone to play video games. Put on some upbeat music, put on a silly costume or other amusing clothing, and break into a dance. To find new movements, visit YouTube. Set aside some time for family fun and a marathon game night. Let the birthday child choose the games, or assign a favorite game to each family member. Play some basketball, soccer, baseball, or kickball with your family, or break out those strange yard toys you don’t use very often. For some family entertainment, rent a water slide or a jumping castle.