So, you’re the auntie to a little girl and her birthday is coming up. You want to do something special but you don’t want to step on anyone’s toes either. It’s not your job to throw her a party or have presents waiting when she wakes up on the morning of her birthday, but you’re in a unique position to do something she’ll always remember. If you’re looking for ideas on how to spoil your niece, look no further.
This is a great opportunity to have some one-on-one time with your niece but she may want to bring a friend too. There are lots of ways you can do a pamper day. You can choose to book in at a salon or a hotel and go all out with afternoon tea on top. If you’re on a budget, pampering doesn’t have to be costly. You can pick up a few cheap face masks and some nail vanish for a facial, manicure and pedicure at home. Pair it with some popcorn and a movie and you have yourselves the perfect evening.
If your niece is more of a tom-boy and loves to get in a mess, outdoor activities are an ideal choice. There’s plenty to choose from, including children’s assault courses, horse riding, go-karting and archery. These are the days where you can make real memories, so you may want to take a camera with you. If your niece is a bit more fragile than she likes to think, you may want to read up on some pain relief 101 just in case.
Shopping with your niece is best left until after her birthday. She’ll probably receive an array of gifts on her birthday and during a birthday party. If you make plans with her to go shopping after her birthday, she’ll have the opportunity to buy something she didn’t have that she may have been hoping for. Not only is it quality time, you may be able to save the day if her parents weren’t able to get their hands on a particular present.
Buy the Birthday Cake
Buying the birthday cake can turn into somewhat of a tradition. If your niece knows you’re responsible for buying her cake every year, it’s way of telling her you’ll always be there and you’re reliable. You can be as adventurous as you want with the cake, whether you surprise her each time or let her choose. Here are some perfect ideas for girl’s cake.
Let Her Choose
As your niece gets older, her ideas of fun may change. She may not always be a girly-girl or a tom-boy and there may be years where she doesn’t want to spend time with you at all, unfortunately. Start to make plans with her a few weeks in advance of her birthday so she can tell you exactly what she’d like to do and you have time to organise it. Whatever she chooses, you can rest safe in the knowledge that each year your relationship with her will develop into something beautiful.