At our house, we try to do everything we can to make our kids feel extra special on their birthdays. Since I am one who parties all the time, for any occasion really, I have to really step it up to show my kids how special this day celebrating them really is. So, I try to make their birthday last for a whole week. In addition to doing fun little things for them, like leaving notes and treats around, letting them eat on our "special" birthday plates and planning a fun party in their honor, I like to decorate my house for the week with happy birthday paraphernalia all over the place.
Last year I made a really cute curly ribbon wreath to hang on the door to alert all who pass by that we are having a birthday.
This year, I made a really cute block sign to put in the house to remind us all that we have a birthday coming up soon.
It was so easy to do......and I am so glad I did it because it did turn out pretty cute.
I started out with a bunch of wood blocks I cut out (still out of my scrap pile of wood) and sanded it all down so it would be nice and smooth. Then, I painted the wood, modge podged cute paper on to it, threw some glitter on my balloons, and a little vinyl lettering for the happy birthday. I was inspired to do this after seeing a post on Pinterest, and was just recently informed that you can buy this at the Wood Connection in SLC as well. Can't help it if great minds think alike, right.
I then hot glued it all together so that it was not a mess to display and store.....and I now have a cute sign to put out for any one's birthday to help them feel as special as they really are.
I also wanted to share a few photos of other things I like to do for my kids during the week and on the day of their birthday......
(My son who just turned 4 is obsessed with "Angry Birds" so we tried to give him an "angry party" with "angry" favors)
I made cupcakes for him to take to preschool
We wrapped his presents in these "angry bird" sacks I made. I just copied some pictures off the Internet and cut them out and glued them to the sacks .
And best of all, he came in from playing one day to find his bead transformed into an angry bird haven.
That is one lucky kid! And one pretty crafty mom!