Happy Valentine’s Day! Does your child have a Valentine’s Day birthday? If so, how do you celebrated a toddler’s Valentine’s Day birthday? I can’t believe my babygirl is turning two years old today. Yes, she is a Valentine’s Day baby. Years ago, I always wondered what it’s like to celebrate a birthday on Valentine’s Day until I had Nova. Nova was actually scheduled to arrive on February 13, but decided to make an entrance few minutes after midnight on February 14. When it came time for her first birthday, I was scrambling for a fun, unique way to celebrate her, but still incorporated the elements of Valentine’s Day. So, here is how to celebrate a toddler’s Valentine’s Day birthday. The pictures brings back so many good memories because this was the last celebration before the pandemic hit in 2020. I will be sharing more images in my Instagram Story all day.
Tip on How to Celebrate a Toddler’s Valentine’s Day Birthday
- Make it Fun: When planning a birthday for kids, it is important to actual remember and incorporate fun activities for the kids at different age level. For Nova’s birthday we had different activities that will be fun for toddler and older kids from face painting, sing along artist, arts and craft and musical chair.
- Don’t schedule the party on Valentine’s Day. Although Nova birthday is February 14, for this first birthday, we threw her a party a week after. For her second birthday today, we had a simply celebration at home yesterday with cake, ice cream and pizza for out close friends in a bubble.
- Plan in advance. Around Valentine’s Day, friends and families always have plans and if you want to have guest show up, plan in advance for that they are aware.
- Choose a birthday theme that is not related to Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to make the birthday theme purely about Valentine’s Day. For Nova’s first birthday, I went will a ballerina theme surrounding this tulle dress.
- Do not wrap their birthday gift using Valentine’s Day gift wrapper. It is their birthday not just Valentine’s Day.
At the end of the day, it is all about celebrating your child and making them feel loved both for their Valentine’s Day birthday and beyond.
- Nova’s outfit: ILovePlum Tutu Dress: here, Topknots headpieces,
- Cake: Yia Yia Bakery
- Chair and table rentals: JustKidsparty.com
- Balloon decor: Simplychicparty
- Backdrop: @Phemster on IG
- Planned by my friend and God mother: @Eemweddings
- Customized gift box, invite, popcorn holder, place:
- Photographer: Ksenia Pro
- Face Paint and activities: Tracey Eldridge Entertainment from Gig Salad.