have a healthy birthday!
A birthday is a day to celebrate life. What better way to do that than with a party that promotes health to help keep those birthdays rolling in. Having a health themed birthday party doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice any of the entertainment or food offerings that can be found at other parties. It just means that better, healthier choices have been made right down to the cake. (Yes you can still have birthday cake and eat it too.)
As in other situations, it’s proven that when kids are given healthy options they are just fine with them, which means sugary icing and greasy chips aren’t a requirement for pleasing party guests. Even the setting and activities of the party can be focused on healthy living. In fact, birthday parties are a great way to get kids away from the video games and interacting and moving instead.
Luckily today there’s awareness in our country of our overall declining health from poor diet and exercise. This awareness has brought healthy eating into the forefront and now there are more places than ever offering a healthier selection of food. So get creative with some of the suggestions listed below and have a healthy birthday this year!
Healthy Birthday Food Fare
- The Cake – there are definitely ways to make the traditional birthday cake healthier by making it sugar free and even egg free and even improve the topping choices. Recipe here
- Soy and Vegetable based chips
- No sugar added juices
- Diet sodas
Fun Birthday Themes and Activities to Get Party-goers Moving
- Birthday at a Roller Skating rink
- Pool Parties
- Parties at the Playground
Gift Ideas (depending on age)
- Toys that promote physical activity – balls, jump rope, mini-trampoline ect.
- Cooking class
- Sporting event tickets