In this day and age of extreme kids' parties and over-the-top celebrations. . .there is still much to be said about having a simple, low-key birthday party for your child - one that celebrates them and shows how special they are. That's really what it's all about it int he end, celebrating the life of your child.
A few years ago, I gave my oldest the choice between a birthday party with friends, or a family weekend at the beach. Luckily he chose the long weekend at the beach, and it's been a family tradition for many years now.
But we still celebrate the day he was born. The night before the big day, I decorate with some streamers, balloons and a sign I made that we re-use for everyone's birthday.
I had an idea to list out 11 reasons why he's so great (since it was his 11th birthday). . .I'm planning to do 5 reasons for Owen when he turns 5 in a couple of weeks. This is something you could add on to year after year as your kids grow.
There's a cake of the birthday boy's choice - typically it's chocolate with chocolate icing.
The birthday boy also gets to plan the dinner menu. This year, Ryan chose steak and baked potatoes.
And of course, presents. . .just a few things that he really wants.
It doesn't take a lot of money or time to show your kids they mean the world to you.
What are some of the birthday traditions in your family?
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