In my childhood, a birthday boy in kindergarten with a solemn facial expression laid candy on the desk of each child. Now the situation is somewhat different. Parents and children prefer to sweep – since it’s a birthday, so with two sweets it usually does not do.
My daughter has been in kindergarten for the fourth year. The composition of the group practically does not change – out of 25 children, about 15 are walking all this time with us. No wonder the children became friends. In addition, many children communicate outside the kindergarten, but usually these are couples whose parents are also friends.
Honestly, I don’t really talk to the rest of the parents – I know some by their names, but further hi-by-how are you and okolodetsadskih so the conversation does not usually go. That is why I was so surprised by the invitation from the parents of one of the girls to the birthday party at the children’s center.
Outside the kindergarten
At such events, we were five times – usually a holiday planned on weekends, when there is no work, kindergarten and extra classes. Children have fun with the animators separately, the parents at this time are sitting at a separate table.
The first time was difficult – no one really knew each other, there were no common topics except once again to discuss the problems of the kindergarten. But for the second and subsequent times, the parents became friends a little, the conversation became more relaxed.
It is well known that the organization of such an event is not a cheap pleasure. I know firsthand, because we have repeatedly celebrated the birthday of our daughter in this way. But in our case, we invited close friends and their mothers. It was not 25 people, but much less. I didn’t even have an idea to invite the whole kindergarten group, to be honest.
But, of course, this option is the place to be – if funds allow, and there is a child’s desire, then why not?
This is the most neutral and budget option – a small treat for all children is purchased in advance. Everything needs to be packaged in portions, because you cannot eat in kindergarten, we have such rules.
Typically, the contents of the bag include a drink (bag of juice) and sweets (chocolate egg, biscuit, candy, waffles, etc.). The children lay out the bags in their lockers and feed themselves outside the kindergarten.
From the solemn ceremony – the children dance around the birthday boy, sing the Loaf-loaf, whoever you want, choose, the tutor gives the birthday boy a gift.
A more costly option within the walls of the kindergarten is possible – congratulations in the assembly hall with animators, balloons and soap bubbles. Parents, of course, are not present, but such a celebration must be discussed in advance and approved with the head of the kindergarten.
The idea is not bad – there are no costs for the table for children and parents, no need to spend the evening or the day for a holiday.
We celebrate the holiday simply – an elegant dress, a treat for classmates and a round dance. But for some reason, the daughter even has no desire to celebrate with the children from the group, apparently, it is enough for her to have a separate holiday with close friends.
By the way, some parents asked to treat the choice of treats with understanding, because in the group we have several allergy sufferers who cannot have sweets and packaged juices. But I have never seen an alternative option yet – not to distribute mineral water to children.
How do you celebrate your birthday in kindergarten?