We’re heading into birthday month, when we celebrate three of our daughters’ birthdays within 3 weeks (and next year we’ll be adding Jackson’s birthday for 4 birthdays within 6 weeks!).
Because of the proximity of their birthdays to one another, we’ve decided not to do a friends’ party every year, but we do have several traditions that the girls look forward to:
- streamers hung in the kitchen
- breakfast waffles with whipped cream and candles
- a fun outing with one friend
- a shared family dinner with the grandparents
They also get birthday parties when they turn 5, 9, 13 and 16, though, and that means it’s our oldest’s turn for a party this year. She’s been making plans for months now, to the point that I chose a date and sent out “save the date” emails last month because I’d really like as many of her invited guests (which includes 8-9 girls) to be able to come as possible.
Although the party itself is a big deal, and we’ll be looking for lots of ways to make it special for her, I’m not much of a Pinterest-level party planner. We’ll stick to a color theme (pink and green) and have a few activities and crafts and lots of time for them to just play without worrying about all of the details that could take it from fun to stressful.
I did make a set of printables for the occasion, though, and I thought it would be fun to share it with you.
Click the links below to download or print each printable:
How does your family celebrate birthdays?
|Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy on the way, and together, they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. She loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|