Carefully thought out birthday party themes and decorations are more than just colorful fluff. Children respond positively when you care about the things that are important to them and a birthday is certainly an important milestone in a child's life. Taking the steps to throw a well planned party shows that you understand and care about them.
When we praise a child and show them how much we appreciate who they are and what they do it helps to build up their self-esteem, which is exactly the purpose of a birthday party. It's a celebration of the child. Self-esteem is critical to a child's ability to develop and learn successfully.
Children who are living in group homes or homeless shelters may not have the financial or family resources for a birthday party. Their birthdays will pass with little or no celebration. Every Birthday Matters is here to help make sure all children feel special on their birthday regardless of their living situation.