Five Birthday Traditions
Birthdays are a big deal. You celebrate another year, and you commemorate that special day with pictures. As I get older, the more I think about my first birthday celebrations. My family has certain traditions during birthdays. Some are changed overtime, but there is one that has prevailed. The early rise. Everyone except the birthday boy/girl would wake up, and go to their room — quietly. On the count of three, we would all start singing “Happy Birthday to You”, until he or she woke up. We would always have a birthday card and/or gift in hand. Hugging our sibling or parent, we’d wish them a happy birthday.
As we got older, obviously we wanted to sleep in more, but without fail, our parents would wake us up. The month of May is filled with birthdays. So that’s why I want to give 5 birthday tradition ideas.
Wake up the birthday person with something they love.
If that’s flowers, balloons, a puppy, a song, be sure to tailor it to the one thing you know they would love to wake up to.
Although I’m stealing this from our personal tradition, a present scavenger hunt is fun. Especially for everyone who took the time to help hiding the presents, writing the clues, and creating the map.
Breakfast in bed
This is a good tradition for any occasion. Albeit it doesn’t have to be in bed; making breakfast for the birthday boy or girl is a sweet gesture. If you’re not the best in the kitchen, do you know their favorite breakfast place? Remember, it can be simple. Donuts & coffee, a smoothie, a croissant. Whatever you know they love, get it.
This takes a bit more planning, but birthday trips are fun. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. Discovering a new city that isn’t too far from your hometown is an adventure.
Stay up all night on their birthday eve
It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m sure some of you will love it. Stay up all night binge watching your favorite shows, movies, playing games until the clock strikes 12:00 am.