So, we can't do anything too big for Aurora's birthday, but we want to make it special since we're going to be having a new baby around the same time. September 23 is my due date, and her birthday is Sept 29th.
We're hoping to do an advent calender of sorts. For a week or two before her birthday, let her open a small present (mostly homemade toys, like lacing cards, sensory bottles, playdough and books.)
For the actual day of, we were hoping to have a lot of fun activities! Like balloon painting, and whatnot. So, here are some ideas I have, and I'm hoping you guys could help me plan some of it!
Gifts for the time beforehand: Popsicle memory game
, lacing cards, some sort of Ispy bag/bottle, this cupcake kit
from Melissa and Doug (probably give this to her on the day of, in a birthday sensory bin), a magnetic dress up doll, a fishing game made up of socks lol, maybe some play makeup, and we REALLY want to make this board
for her. There's also this 'timeout jar
' which I want to make her, but more of a calm down thing, because of her tantrums.
Start off the day of with an awesome bath
like that. And in no particular order, have an outdoor textured ball painting
, instead of with balloons. Other than that, we might swim if the weather is decent. Any suggestions??