Birthday Parties That Make A Difference

Birthday Ideas That Make A Difference

Birth­day Ideas That Make A Difference

Birth­days have always been spe­cial events in our fam­ily. Being a vol­un­teer and serv­ing oth­ers has also been a part of my life since I was a small child. Between school and fam­ily ser­vice projects, vol­un­teerism became part of my inner core identity.

Encour­ag­ing young­sters at any early age (includ­ing tod­dlers and pre-school) to engage in ser­vice ori­ented activ­i­ties fos­ters deep qual­i­ties of gen­eros­ity, empa­thy, com­pas­sion, appre­ci­a­tion, and social account­abil­ity for the greater world com­mu­nity around them. These qual­i­ties will lead them into adult­hood as respon­si­ble car­ing indi­vid­u­als.
A won­der­ful intro­duc­tion to fos­ter appre­ci­a­tion of vol­un­teer activ­i­ties is to cre­ate a birth­day party that will make a dif­fer­ence in the life of your child and their guests.

Many times children’s’ birth­day cel­e­bra­tions become very com­pli­cated, time con­sum­ing, and overly exces­sive of activ­i­ties, themes, and gifts. The sim­ple idea of cake and
ice-cream seems to be fad­ing from pop­u­lar­ity. Lav­ish expenses include over-the-top good­ies bags, hoards of gifts, con­tracted enter­tain­ers, and catered food. These are becom­ing an accepted real­ity in a child’s world of birth­day gatherings.

Young­sters seem to need to keep up with or “top” their friends by lav­ish birth­day cel­e­bra­tions. Being big­ger and more “epic” seem to veer the true mean­ing of the day. Chil­dren may expe­ri­ence feel­ings of envy, peer pres­sure, or dis­ap­point­ment that their day did not have enough to impress or sat­isfy friends or their needs.
Par­ents and guardians can do a great ser­vice to guar­an­tee a joy­ous, fun-filled birth­day cel­e­bra­tion with­out all the exces­sive stress and pres­sure. Plan­ning a unique party by
“mak­ing a dif­fer­ence” to oth­ers will assist party-goers with the impor­tant mes­sage that true impor­tant gifts come from help­ing hearts and hands.

Your child, friends, fam­ily, and guests will expe­ri­ence a great feel­ing that doing some­thing for some­one else is not only great fun but the best gift one can give to any­one –
birth­day or not.

It is easy to plan a party that makes a dif­fer­ence with the birth­day girl or boy.

Check out my next blog at Sto­ry­teller Shop for party plans that rock the heart and soul.

For early read­ers and some great birth­day party ser­vice ideas, check out my lat­est book: Oppo­site Land Amaz­ing Adven­tures: Zoe’s Birth­day Blast  for more great suggestions.

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Oppo­site Land Amaz­ing Adven­tures: Zoe’s Birth­day Blast Ama­zon Paper Back
Oppo­site Land Amaz­ing Adven­tures: Zoe’s Birth­day Blast Ama­zon Kin­dle
Oppo­site Land Amaz­ing Adven­tures: Zoe’s Birth­day Blast Barnes & Nobles

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