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 living in low income homes, group homes, or homeless shelters may not have the financial or family resources for a birthday party. Their birthdays often pass with no celebration. Every Birthday Matters is here to help make sure all children feel special on their birthday regardless of their living situation.