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 Fun Cake – 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, a Pokeball cake, a cake in the shape of a Lego Bionicle Thornax. How ’bout The Death Star? If I can do it, so can you! And don’t forget the Number Candles.
A Favorite Menu for Each Meal of the Day – 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 – 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.
How do you celebrate birthdays in your family?
Don’t forget to save the date! Come share your birthday cake creations on June 17th!