We celebrate birthdays for a week in our house! They are a very special time when we get to enjoy "the one yearly anniversary of me!" I really feel strongly that in the home is where every child should feel special, appreciated, and loved. Birthdays give us the opportunity to do this on a grand scale!
I want to let you know that most of the ideas I have I got from a blog Secrets of a Super Mommy. There are fantastic ideas on there to help you in your quest to bring a birthday celebration your child will look forward to all year. Believe me, they wouldn't let me forget if I tried! :^)
Let's start with my favorite shall we? This idea I got off of the blog above, but I changed it up to be what I would envision.I also have to give a shout out to my friend Emma who ventured in this endeavor with me!
I know! I am pretty proud of it! Let's take a closer look, shall we!?!
|On the top I hang the name plaque. Then under I change out the numbers as we count down from 6.|
|On slips of paper the birthday child writes what he/she wants each night for dinner. The backing is sheet metal mod podged with birthday paper. The days of the week are magnets I found on clearance at Target a couple of years ago.|
|At the bottom are bags (Hobby Lobby) that I ironed vinyl numbers on. These hold little gifts for each day we count down. Things like candy bar, gum, lip gloss, pens, etc. Just something fun to have.|
Then here is the back!
|On the day of the birthday, we flip the board and move the name tag. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!|