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I am a firm believer that if you Momma doesn’t make a big fuss over your birthday, then who will? So around here we do birthdays BIG! We start those super special birthdays off right with a few birthday mornings traditions that Aaron and Lyla absolutely love. We’ve had the same birthday morning traditions since we celebrated their first birthdays, and their excitement over their birthday mornings makes me the happiest mom around. But here’s part of my secret planning, we don’t need to spend big bucks just to make their birthday morning super special.
The night before their birthday, I tuck them in and usually start weeping. I know, I’m ridiculous, but I’m super emotional and Aaron and Lyla’s birthdays really bring out All. The. Feelings. Once they’ve fallen asleep, I get to work decorating their door. This year my son has a slight obsessions with Star Wars Rebels, and I was able to grab a bunch of inexpensive decorations from Walmart that were perfect for the door decorating. As silly as this sounds, this is both of my children’s favorite part of their birthday–even with cake, a party with friends and family, and all the presents–they LOVE waking up to their door completely decorated.
I love it because early in the morning when I hear my birthday boy beginning to wake up, I cannot wait to see this little face seeing his door for the first time!
And then I get this face! Seriously, is there anything better than THIS face?
But the birthday morning celebration isn’t over yet! The birthday boy and his sister race downstairs because they know a special sweet treat is waiting for them. While most mornings their bellies are full from the usual breakfast fare, on birthdays, we have cupcakes for breakfast! Yes, cupcakes! I set out the yummy cupcakes (which I grabbed at the Walmart bakery) and laid out the Star Wars Rebels plates, napkins, and cups to continue the birthday boy’s theme. Cupcakes for breakfast may see like a bit much, but they love it and I love it! I fully plan on having birthday breakfast cupcakes for them when they are grown adults and they don’t live with me anymore. Wahhhhhh
And if it’s your birthday, your mom might even let you eat your cupcakes like this:
Don’t forget the milk and fruit (Hey, I’m a mom. I just can’t help but sneak healthy foods into our birthday celebration)
I grabbed everything for Aaron’s super special birthday morning in the Celebrate aisle at Walmart. The American Greetings decorations are really reasonably priced and they carry tons of party products with all of the characters your children love!
I really love making every part of my children’s birthdays super special and their birthday mornings are my absolute favorite days of the year. What special traditions do you have for your children’s birthdays?
Debbie Denny says
Oh how awesome. Can’t beat those smiles.
Aw! We have the trifecta of birthdays here. First my son, then my daughter, then me. Usually we do a big party for them and a small trip for me. And of course, breakfast out and decorated bedrooms.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
What a fun idea! My kids would like this especially cupcakes for breakfast!
April Ockerman says
Oh how fun, I do the same thing for my kids on their birthdays so that they walk out to start the fun at their door! Walmart is one of my favorite places to get birthday supplies since they are so affordable.
I love this and he looks so excited! It’s all about making memories .. I love this idea
You make birthday mornings awesome! I try to do the same thing with my kids and make birthdays extra special. I”m going to try out your decoration ideas this year!
Heather lawrence says
Score one for mom!
Mother’s that give kids cupcakes for breakfast are A. OK in my book 🙂
Looks like he had a wonderful morning 🙂
Helene Cohen Bludman says
I love the decorated doors. What a cute idea.
Chelle OJSA says
Oh I love it! What a cutie you’ve got there. I love blowing balloons up after the kids go to sleep, then trapping them between the door and party streamers. so when they open the door in the morning balloons fall on them.
Allison Hill says
Absolutely adorable! My friend used to have the balloon fairy come so that when the kids woke up on their birthday’s they had that many balloons all over their room. Such cute ideas.
Jessica Harlow says
We tend to celebrate all day long on whoever’s birthday it is! lol We start out the day with their favorite donut topped with a birthday candle to blow out…the day continues on with all their favorite things…reading their favorite books, cooking favorite foods, listening to favorite music. The birthday person gets to choose the day’s activities! lol
so love this idea will be so cool, our princess has birthday in September sharing this with her mama so she can make it happen for her thanks for sharing
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I agree that momma should make a big fuss over your birthday. I just have one question. What was it like after all that sweet stuff? Were your kids bouncing off the wall? Whew! You have more guts than me!
Such cute ideas. Kids really do deserve their birthday mornings to be special. 🙂
How fun! We love decorating our living room once the brithday child goes to bed. I love the bedroom door idea, I may need to steal that one!
Aw his little fave is so excited! Something so simple means a lot to little ones.
I love that door decorating idea because I think it’s great no matter how old you are! My favorite thing to do for my kids is make them a birthday cake from scratch. It might not be pretty, but it’s always made with love. Oh, and pretty much everything they get served on their birthday comes with candles, just for fun.
Tina @ My Highest Self says
Those little faces! Great job on making their day, love your birthday morning celebration!
Summer Davis says
I used to do this for Styles, and then the littles were born and now I suck. 🙂 Thanks for the gentle reminder that it’s important to make a big deal of your children on their birthdays! I love how you go all out on decorating the door. #client