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6 Christmas Birthday Ideas Your Kid Will Never Forget

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Whether you’re pregnant and due during the holiday season or scrambling to find Christmas birthday ideas for your kids, you’re in luck!

As the mom (with a birthday a week after Christmas) of a daughter with a Christmas Eve birthday, I fully understand what it’s like to have a birthday swept under the rug during the busiest time of the year.

If you’re planning a Christmas birthday, it can be tough to think of what to do.

After all, the holidays are already packed with parties and celebrations.

So how do you make this special day stand out?

Luckily for us parents out there who want (and need) something new and exciting for our kids’ birthdays every year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate our little ones’ special days in the winter months.

Here are a few Christmas birthday ideas, including ones that we have also done in the past five years.

This post is all about Christmas birthday ideas.

Christmas birthday ideas
Our first year in Tampa, and we visited the zoo (a few times) leading up to our daughter’s birthday

1. Go to the zoo in winter

If you’re looking for an activity that will bring the whole family together, consider going to the zoo in winter.

The animals are more active and there are fewer people around, so your experience will be much more enjoyable.

You can also go ice skating at the zoo!

In fact, many zoos offer free ice skating sessions during the holidays (some even have special days set aside just for this).

This is a great way to get some exercise while spending time with your kids or grandkids.

And if you take pictures of all of these awesome sights—especially if they’re taken from above like this one—you’ll have something beautiful to show off later on when spring comes around again!

Christmas birthday ideas

2. Ice skating is a great way to celebrate a Christmas birthday.

If you have a baby or toddler who’s celebrating their Christmas birthday, ice skating is a great way to celebrate.

Here are some tips for making sure your child has a fun birthday experience:

Go at a time when the rink isn’t busy.

The fewer people there are around you, the better!

Bring warm clothes and shoes in case it gets cold outside (or inside).

Don’t forget hats and gloves too!

Remember why you’re there—to have fun!

Bring hot chocolate or tea for everyone involved.

Make sure everyone has enough socks on hand as well so they don’t get cold feet during their session on the ice surface itself.”

Christmas birthday ideas

3. Have a Winter ONEderland party

This is a great idea for any Christmas (or winter) baby.

Invite everyone you know and have a themed Winter ONEderland party!

Decorate with snowflakes, peppermint, and other blue and white colors.

Play games like pin the tail on the reindeer or musical chairs.

If you plan this on Christmas Eve, we kept with the “one” theme and scheduled it only for one hour (so other parents could still do last-minute Christmas shopping/prep).

And don’t forget to make sure there are enough Winter gift bags for everyone in attendance!

Have a scavenger hunt around the house where they find things that are related to Christmas (or something they can find during their “hunt”).

For example: hide one piece of candy cane under each couch cushion; put all the lights out but leave one on at night; etc…

Christmas birthday ideas
Celebrated at home with a cake (last year of quarantine)

4. Find ways to incorporate their birth year into the festivities.

Pick out a special gift that’s age-appropriate or do an activity that’s popular during their birth year.

Choose activities that will make this celebration memorable, as well as easy for your child to participate in with family members and friends.

Christmas birthday ideas
Visiting the American Museum of Natural History in New York

5. Head to a local museum for their annual holiday displays.

If you’re feeling like celebrating a birthday, head to a local museum for its annual holiday displays.

Many museums have special holiday themes, including Santa and his elves in the nativity display or Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer with his family on display during Christmas time.

If you have time before or after your visit, check out their tours and see what else is going on at the museum (for example, art exhibits).

You can even get a family photo in front of some of these amazing lights!

Christmas birthday ideas
Visiting the Cat Cafe so my daughter could play with cats (her fave) for an hour.

6. Be flexible and choose celebrations that suit your child’s personality and interests as they grow up.

One of the best things you can do is be flexible and choose celebrations that suit your child’s personality and interests as they grow up.

Instead of forcing them to do something they don’t like, give them an option on what they would like to do.

If you have a young child, then go ahead with theme parties where everyone dresses up in costumes or wears matching outfits while having fun together.

For older children who love dressing up but still want their parents’ time together (and not be bored), consider having a sleepover at home with friends where everyone gets dressed up in pajamas or something similar for fun!

Last year, we visited a Cat Cafe since we have dogs, but my daughter LOVES cats.

This post was all about Christmas birthday ideas.

I hope you’ve found some fun Christmas birthday celebrations to plan with your child.

Whether they’re a bit young to understand the significance of their own birthday, or they think it’s just another day of school, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this special milestone in their life.

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Happy holidays!

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