Make every member of the family feel special with these Family Birthday Celebrations. Creative ideas and family traditions for celebrating every year of life!
Family Birthday Celebrations
As the kids in our home increase, the birthday parties with friends decreased. Our girls were 7 and 8 when their younger brother came and 8 and 9 when their additional brothers (twins) came. That being said, there were years that it was easy (and affordable) to throw them a yearly birthday party with friends. They have gotten older, and less interested, and I have been researching ways to make them feel loved at home without spending hundreds of dollars.
Below are creative ways to make your younger kids, your spouse, or your teens feel special on their date of birth!
Make sure you get all the way to the bottom of this post because we have a really creative away for you to pay it forward and for you to give back to others each and every birthday – such a wonderful lesson for you kids! It comes with a free printable!
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Family Birthday Celebrations
Start the day off with a hearty breakfast! Funfetti Birthday Waffles are the best birthday breakfast a kid could imagine! | Domestic Super Hero
Speaking of breakfast, who wouldn’t love this birthday drink – a sprinkle rim milk glass for their morning milk! | Catch My Party
How about this wake up birthday surprise? Nothing is more festive in the morning than being caught off guard by a Balloon Avalanche. Tutorial on Simply Kelly Designs.
Decorate the hall with balloons, streamers and a birthday sign! Idea found on Trey and Lucy.
Decorate the front yard with a sign. This is a Happy Birthday yard sign you can use with every family member!
Don’t forget a sweet lunch for your loved one. Get inspiration from this Birthday Bento box from Lunch Box Dad.
30 gifts for 30 years…. what a cute surprise (do with any age!) Source
The best part of dinner or the pizza is the dough – make a fun money gift box during dinner! Source
Don’t forget the bathroom mirror – leave a morning message wishing happy birthday. Idea from House of Hendrix.
This is a fun way to give money! If you have a light sleeper, put the balloons up when they are at school and your child can enjoy their birthday surprise when they get home. Idea from Living Locurto
Have a teenager… maybe a husband that would appreciate a birthday prank – decorate the car with balloons, streamers and more! Idea from House of Hendrix.
My Frugal Adventures does something cute. She loads the floor with balloons. One of the balloons is a starting point for a scavenger hunt of her child’s favorite things.
Speaking of a scavenger hunt! The starting point is when their alarm goes off! You can make the scavenger hunt last all day or be done in five minutes. Adorable birthday scavenger hunt printable on Play, Party, Plan.
Leave a message in the driveway for when they get home from school or work! Source
If you have one that can take a joke, have two cakes including this exploding birthday cake – when the cake is cut, pop! Get details on The Dilettante Files.
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Text a teen – sometimes getting through to a teenager is through their phone. Try these “My favorite things about you!” Text something for every year of life! | House of Hendrix
If they are not in your home (or even if they are) make a birthday box like this. It can be a care package if you have to send it to a child at college or away! | Source
Spell it out! List all the ways your child is loved with a large poster! This idea comes from one creative mama, my friend Cara at The First Grade Parade.
Get creative with the gifts like this favorite things birthday gift card note! | Fun Squared
Don’t forget others! My cousin is above and beyond with everything, always making her kids feel special 365 days a year. She takes their birthday a step further by having the do random acts of kindness for others. They left these at the dollar store!… Because she is so awesome, I made a printable for you to do the same!
Have the kids color the background – rainbows, polka dots, doodles, their name – whatever!
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