10 Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Around the Holidays

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Planning your child’s birthday around the holidays can be a tough task. Trying to figure out ideas on how to make your child’s birthday special when the holidays are nearby. Luckily, there are countless of ideas for your children and here we have 10 ways that for you to celebrate your child’s birthday around this time of year.

1. Embrace The Holiday Birthday

Having a holiday themed birthday for you child may not be a bad idea after all. Have a birthday party where your child’s friends and family can decorate cookies or build gingerbread houses, which they can take home instead of a treat bag. A great game that you can all participate in would be ‘pin the nose on the snowman’. You could also easily buy seasonal crafting kits that your kids would love. It’s a fun way to embrace your child’s birthday around the holidays.

2. Make Everything Their Favourite for the Day

Take note of your child’s favourite things and do not say no to them for the day. Make their favourite meals, as little as it may seem it will brighten your child’s day. Decorate the house with the colours they really like. It would make their birthday feel extra special and don’t forget to buy their favourite cake and ice cream. After all, it’s their special day!


3. Dance Party!

Who doesn’t love dance parties? Set up a dance studio for your child and their family and friends in your living room or in the basement. Close the curtains, put on the holiday lights and dance away. Dancing is fun and includes exercise. You’ll get to experience your child’s talented moves and on the plus side of a dance party is that I guarantee your child will have no problem going to bed that night.


Dance party for winter birthday celebration

4. Game night

Take all of the board and card games you have to have a game day or game night. Let your child choose which games they would love to play and invite the whole crew over. Enjoy the day and night playing multiple games while enjoying your child laughing and smiling. There’s always excitement and laughter while playing games. Here’s a few ideas of board games for kids if you are unsure what games to buy if you do not own any:

  • Connect Four

  • Jenga

  • Mouse Trap

  • Candy Land

  • Pie Face

  • Hoot Owl Hoot

  • Rhino Hero

  • Trouble


Here’s a list of card games your child may enjoy:

  • Uno

  • Go Fish

  • Skip-Bo

  • Crazy Eights

  • Old Maid

  • War

  • Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Card Game

5. Pajama Party

Having a pajama party would be awesome for your children. Invite their friends over for a sleepover in your living room. To make the birthday party unique, throw on a holiday movie and serve some hot chocolate. Before bedtime you could read them a nice holiday story to help them feel relaxed just in time for bed. You really can’t go wrong with a pajama party.


6. Tree Decorating Party

Decorating a Christmas tree is typically done in the living room but it can also be fun for kids to have their own little Christmas tree in their bedroom. You can buy inexpensive and small trees and invite kids and the family over for a tree-decorating party. If you choose to plan ahead of time, you can get some great deals all anything you’d like for the tiny trees, including ornaments and decorations. Another great idea is to have your kids and their friends make their own decorations to put on their tree. It would sure keep them occupied.


DIY Christmas tree decoration with kids

7. Holiday Themed Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are pretty known worldwide and it is definitely fun for kids, especially where they are so curious. Create a list and hide some items around the house for your kids and their friends to try to find. You can make a list on your computer or laptop and create a holiday and birthday design to make your kids feel extra special. A great idea for this game is to buy some items and whoever finds them gets to keep them. It will definitely be a ton of fun for your kids.

8. Dress-up Party

If there’s one thing kids enjoy doing it’s dressing up. Pick the holiday birthday theme and have your kids and their friends dress up. The adults can dress-up too, making it more memorable for their kids. If you don’t have any costumes or you’d rather not go out to buy some, you can look through your closet to mix and match clothes to create a crazy look for some birthday fun.

9. Make your own Pinata

Having a pinata is one of the best parts about having a birthday party. Stock up on all those sweets then get crafting with the kids. There are so many unique ways for you and your kids to create your own pinata. Allow your child to pick what type of pinata they would like to have before creating one. Here’s a few ideas to give you a burst of inspiration:


  • Rainbow pinata

  • Unicorn pinata

  • Horse pinata

  • Heart pinata

  • Snowman pinata

  • Santa pinata

  • Spaceship pinata

  • Spiderman pinata

  • Superhero pinata


Here are some materials you can use to create your own pinata:

· Newspaper Strips

· 1 cup All-purpose flour

· 1.5 cups of water

· A tablespoon of salt

· Ballon

· Paint dotters

· Coloured tissue paper

· Candy or fun items to fill your pinata


make your own pinata for the birthday party

10. Pizza Night

Everyone loves pizza, especially kids so why not add a pizza party to the list. To make it more enjoyable, you, your kids, and their friends can make your own pizza. Ordering pizza may be easy but making your own will be memorable. Kids enjoy getting their hands on so they will love to help out. You could make mini pizzas for your kids and they can choose their toppings however they want. Be sure to set up the table in a creative way with decorations to fit your holiday themed party and don’t forget the cake.