Keeping the entire household entertained is a big ask. Some people want to stay in and stare at their devices. Others want to dust off their hiking boots and go exploring outdoors. Some family members don’t care what happens as long as they get fed. Managing the expectations of your nuclear tribe can be likened to putting out fires in a matchstick factory that’s just found out – in the most telling way – that it’s perched atop an active volcano. Good luck.
Finding the right entertainment around birthdays is much easier. Toys are the fastest way into the good books of your little ones (for example, check out the best gifts for 4 year old girl for inspiration). But toys can’t always be relied upon to provide the light relief that your family needs when everyone is under each other’s feet and you need to get out of the house for a while. Ready for some ideas on how to beat the boredom? Let’s begin.