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?