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Birthday Traditions To Make Your Child Smile

Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 9, 2010 @ 1:31 am In Birthdays | 5 Comments


Our family is currently in the midst of Birthday Season. We have four birthdays take place in about three weeks’ time. It gets a little crazy around here. And my birthday cake mojo definitely gets a workout. But, it’s good times, nonetheless.

Here are some birthday traditions that we’ve found to be really fun:

A Pinata [5] – Make your own and feel free to fill it with granola bars, fruit leathers, and stickers instead of candy. (Making a pinata [5] is really not hard. Promise.)

A Fun Cake [6] – You can totally do this! Throw some candy and toys on the cake to match your kid’s theme and you’re good to go. Consider: a Bob the Builder birthday cake [7], a Pokeball cake [8], a cake in the shape of a Lego Bionicle Thornax [9]. How ’bout The Death Star [10]? If I can do it, so can you! And don’t forget the Number Candles [11].

A Favorite Menu for Each Meal of the Day [12] – The birthday kid gets to choose the day’s meals. We even let them choose one restaurant meal, budget permitting.

Balloons at Breakfast – A can of helium is usually around $20 and makes for lots of birthday balloons. One year I bought one, and it lasted for all the birthdays. It made for a very fun thing to wake up to. I tied them to the kitchen chairs that morning before everyone awoke.

A Family Field Trip [13] – Sometimes instead of parties, we do special day trips as a family. We’ve done the Science Museum, the Swimming Pool, the park, and even Legoland. Price can range from extravagant to practically free.

Movie Night [14] - This is a great way to end a birthday evening, especially if you’ve got popcorn. We recently screened Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs [15] – so fun!

How do you celebrate birthdays in your family?

Don’t forget to save the date! Come share your birthday cake creations on June 17th! bob the builder [16]

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[6] A Fun Cake: http://lifeasmom.com/2008/05/bake-your-cake-and-eat-it-too.html

[7] Bob the Builder birthday cake: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/11/bob-builder-birthday-cake.html

[8] a Pokeball cake: http://lifeasmom.com/2008/11/poke-ball-cake-you-could-make.html

[9] Lego Bionicle Thornax: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/11/lego-bionicle-thornax-birthday-cake.html

[10] The Death Star: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/05/a-death-star-birthday-cake.html

[11] Number Candles: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/01/number-candles-they-work-for-me.html

[12] A Favorite Menu for Each Meal of the Day: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/06/meal-planning-from-the-freezer.html

[13] A Family Field Trip: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/03/tgif-take-family-field-trip.html

[14] Movie Night: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/enjoying-family-movie-nights.html

[15] Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: http://astore.amazon.com/lifeasmom-20/detail/B001UV4XXS

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