“Balloons are a great way to create atmosphere,” Ho says. “Have big number or letter balloons sitting outside their bedroom door so it’s the first thing they see in the morning or fill up your pantry with them overnight so that they fall out on top of them when they open the doors.”
Ho says you can use your child’s favourite food as a method of celebrating, for example making them special pancakes for breakfast in the shape of their age.
“Let them pick what they would like to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s their day and if they want McDonalds or KFC, then be happy and excited about it – even if it’s not what you’d usually like them to eat,” Ho tells Mamamia.
Parents can also hide little presents all over the house and do a treasure hunt for their child. Or, get something delivered on their birthday, like donuts or a chocolate bouquet.
“Who doesn’t like a special…