Yesterday my youngest daughter turned 5. I've talked before about how we keep birthdays simple in our family and thought I would show you what this year's simple celebration looked like.
The girls wake up to decorations....
streamers, balloons, etc.
A couple years ago we began the tradition of letting the birthday girl design and decorate her own cake.
New to our celebration this time was some fingernail painting. My girls always beg me to buy them fingernail polish and I've never obliged....until yesterday. You should have seen the looks on their faces when I told them we should go pick out a couple new colors.
We are very practical with gift giving. We ask the girls what they want and also keep in mind what they might need. Kayleigh wanted a pillow pal and we also got her a new backpack for our future hiking adventures. Inside the backpack were a few fun, adventure-themed items (a camping cup, a flashlight and a child's swiss army knife).
How do you simplify birthdays in your family?