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Old 01-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Celebrating Daughter's 4th Birthday

Will be at WDW in 4 days (!!!!!) and will be celebrating my daughter's 4th birthday while we're there, kinda. We're not going to WDW to celebrate her birthday, but we're going to be there very near her birthday, so we thought we'd celebrate it while we're there.

What have people done when you're celebrating a bday for a little one that isn't actually occurring that day? If she were older, it would be easy to just pick a day and declare that her "birthday" for the purposes of the celebration where she wears the button around, etc., but with her being so young and rather sassy, this is guaranteed to happen:

CM: Happy Birthday!
DD3: Silly, it's not my birthday!

...And then the CM looks up at us with a "what the heck?" kind of look.

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You can have your dd wear a birthday button for the entire trip. Many people wear them for the duration of a trip if they are at Disney during/around their birthday and I see nothing wrong with that. As far as having an actual celebration, I would just pick a day as a "celebration day" and go with it. Order her a cake at a special character dinner or something along those lines. If she comments to anyone that it isn't her birthday, I think that a quick explanation from you would do the trick. Simply say that her Birthday is coming up very soon, so you decided to celebrate at Disney. Lots of people celebrate a special occasion at Disney if they are going to be there anytime near the actual date and the CM's are well aware of this, so I wouldn't stress it.
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We did this twice and my dd was confused at first but then she enjoyed the attention and stopped correcting everyone.
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Our trip next month is to celebrate DGD's 5th birthday. Her birthday is 3/11, smack in the middle of spring break season. Rather than deal with the crowds (and extra costs for resorts) we are arriving 2/27 and departing 3/8. Close enough in my book. All reservations we made for the trip include that it's her birthday. I have a cake coming to CM on 3/2. I am arranging to have balloons and gifts in our room upon arrival. As far as we are concerned, every day of the trip is her "birthday". I plan to make the most of it
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