So I'm always trying out new ideas to make our birthday kids feel extra special and maybe a little silly too when we sing to them. I invested in an awesome party hat,some Mardi Gras sparkly glasses, and some Happy Birthday tiaras at the dollar store(I'll snap some pictures and post them soon) and I let the birthday kids sport whichever they want while we sing to them. They love it and very rarely does anyone turn down the opportunity to wear them, when they do I just volunteer to wear them for them!!
Another fun thing we do when singing that song that says "zippidy a and heidi ho . . " I put in the kids' name in a silly fashion. So if the kids' name was James Brown we'd say "James-idy a and Brown-ee-YO" and on the YO I do a really dorkified like gangsta hand motion . . .and if there are two kids we sing one kids first name in the first slot and the other in the second. It always turns out really silly and the kids think it's hilarious.