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Lil Tip: Lisa Kothari

Following up on Lisa's great holidays tips from yesterday, we are sharing her ideas on how to celebrate kids' birthdays that fall right in the midst of the holiday season.

Kids don't always want a holiday themed party, and they most definitely do not want to get a birthday/holiday gift all in one. Birthday = present and holiday = present. Not birthday+holiday = present. She has some fantastic ideas on how you can make holiday birthdays unique celebrations.

Themes you could try:

  • Have a faux-summer beach party, indoors of course.
    Have the kids bring a summer change of clothes to change into when they arrive. The guests will find the mixed-up seasons loads of fun.
  • Throw an around-the-world party and focus on those countries in the southern hemisphere that are actually in the middle of their summer. It will be a great party, and educational, too!
  • Think about your kid's interests and do a party completely around a favorite character, book, or hobby. Something not at all related to the holidays, like a Harry Potter party. This has nothing to do with the holidays and will be an excellent party theme.

Lisa says,

Although the holidays are always so stressful and busy . . . planning ahead of time for a birthday party completely unrelated to a holiday theme will be quite manageable, especially if you take it to an outside party venue. You may not be able to do it every year, but the one or two times you throw such a unique party at the height of the holiday party season will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you Lisa for all of your wonderful input. Happy parties lie ahead!
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