Making Birthdays Special with Birthday Traditions

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    I try to make birthdays a big deal because we have 5 kids and to focus on one for a day is kind of a special thing. I let them pick out the Birthday Party Theme, some games, and what dessert they want. I D.I.Y. like crazy the games and decor then I invite all the family and have fun celebrating the child’s birthday.

      I really want to start something more personal for each child and I came across lots of great ideas online which I am going to share with you today. From now on this is what I am doing and I hope they feel special and know how much I love them.

First I am going to start a birthday countdown for each child and I love this Birthday Countdown Clipboard!

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Decorate the house and their room on their actual birthday even if its not their party day-IT IS STILL THEIR SPECIAL DAY!

This idea came from 2 Moms and a Blog.

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Leave some hidden surprises! Maybe even in their backpack, jacket, and lunchbox too!

This idea came from the wonderful Hendrix Family’s blog House of Hendrix.

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I will make sure they have a special Birthday outfit! Like this cute D.I.Y. No Sew Tutu!

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Serve them Funfetti Pancakes for breakfast on the special birthday plate!

Candle, glaze, sprinkles and ALL! 🙂

(I ordered one from the kids school fundraiser magazine)

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Then conduct the Birthday Interview I found at Layers of Learning, maybe over breakfast or before dinner.

Great for looking back on later and seeing how it has changed over the years!

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Then I am going to put that interview along with the Birthday Party pictures in this binder for safe keeping!

I also want to add a handwritten note from Dad and I telling them what they are like, their interests, cute/unique things about them, and how much they mean to us!

Read all about The Creative Homemakers Birthday Binder ideas when you click the link!

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Drive them to school or the bus stop or just around town with this message on the car! 🙂

They will love to count how many honks they get!

This idea also came from the wonderful Hendrix Family’s blog The House of Hendrix.

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Last we are going to read their books as a family and then everyone will get to share why they love having the Birthday child in our family.

I am also going to tell them Happy Birthday every time I see them-ALL-DAYLONG!

Plus I am going to make sure to give them lots of extra hugs and kisses!

What are some special traditions your family has for birthdays? Please share!

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