I like “Big Parties” and I can not lie!
I realize that some kids are introverted, and the thought of being the center of attention, and having lots of kids around them is not in any shape or form considered fun. Also, add to that the cost and time in throwing a party, it can get expensive.
My mother always found ways to make us feel special without having to throw a party. She wasn’t a baker but on our birthdays she would whip out her Betty Crocker apron and make us our very own cake. One of our birthday traditions, is my whole family wakes up really early in the morning and they gather around our bed and sing a traditional Mexican song “Las mañanitas.” To this day they still call me early in the morning to sing happy birthday.
Come up with a tradition that you can do each year. With our kids, we have a Birthday Pancake Cake to honor the birthday boy in the morning! You can even have the Birthday Pancakes Cake for dinner if your mornings are crazy.
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