Weekday mornings have got to be the busiest time of the day around my home, but when one of the kids has a birthday I have a couple of “go-to” traditions that get the day off to a festive and happy start for the birthday boy or girl… and the rest of us!
The easiest idea is to have some helium balloons floating right beside the birthday child’s bed. When they first open their eyes on that special day, they are filled with excitement at the sight… such a simple thing, but it really sets the tone from the get-go. In past years, my husband and I would wait until the kids went to bed the night before the birthday and run out to purchase the balloons. Now I’ve realized it’s even easier to buy the balloons any time during the day before the birthday and just hide them in the basement or furnace room so that no one gets a peak until the morning when the birthday child awakes.
The second tradition we like to use (especially on a weekday birthday) [Read more...]