A set of special memories that a child can take with them for the rest of their lives is worth much more than any toy. Birthday parties are a fun memory to have and are a generous gift to give a child. You do not have to break the bank to make someone feel special.
A party needs to be small enough to simply enjoy a day with friends. Parties celebrate people, the good things about them, and their special qualities. The most important part of any birthday party is to express celebration and acknowledgement to a child that they are special, loved, and that someone is proud of the person that they are. It is also a very outward message to let a child know that others feel blessed to have them around.
Expressing pride in another person is a powerful message that sometimes gets lost in all of the trimmings, decorations, and fanfare. Love does not have to be flashy to be golden, and everyone feels rich when they feel appreciated.
It is also a very important life message to teach children how to be a gracious host and a kind guest. These are all the lessons that kids learn by attending parties and hosting them.
Go on – give them some of your gold and have a great day.