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What Are The Birthday Traditions In Your Family?

My Little Man is turning three.

Sniff sniff. I can hardly believe that it’s been three years since our miracle baby came into the world.

Even though I’m weighed down by nostalgia with every birthday, it’s a fun time of celebration in our home.

It’s always been that way. I grew up in a home that allowed for fun birthday celebrations and we always had parties with friends. The parties always had a theme.

Some of the best parties I recall are my 50’s Theme party (age 10), my Hawaiian luau party (age 12), my surprise 18th birthday, and the surprise 25th birthday party that my husband threw for me. Those were all super-fun.

We have parties for our boys and usually invite friends and family. As they age, my boys want to invite more and more of their friends from school and church, and I’m totally okay with that. The more, the merrier.

My boys are allowed to choose their own themes for their parties, and we’ve done Thomas the Train (twice), Elmo, Sesame Street, Cookie Monster (yes, all three of those were separate parties), cowboys, Disney’s CARS, Power Rangers, and now, Super Hero Squad.

Decorations match the theme.

I make the cake. 

Yes, yes I do. I’m one of those moms. I’m one of those moms because I grew up with one of those moms. She always made our cakes and they were delicious and amazing. She set the bar really high.

I enjoy making my kid’s cake myself. Although, I will say that a bakery can do a much better job than I can, but I enjoy the challenge.

This year, Little Man has chosen to have a pool party at my parents’ house, and his theme is Super Hero Squad.

I’ve really struggled to find Super Hero Squad themed items for the party. The actual birthday party supplies for this theme are no longer made, so I’ve had to order some items from eBay and Amazon and do a little mixing and matching.

For the first time ever, I decided to order an edible image cake topper with the Super Hero Squad logo on it. After a more than a week of waiting, it came.

Only, instead of Super Hero Squad, they sent The Avengers.

Now, most of you might say, “What’s the big deal? They’re kind of the same thing.”

Nope. No, they aren’t. Super Hero Squad is a little more cartoonish, a little younger. Good for a three year old. The Avengers, as you well know, are all grown up.

So now I’m scrambling to create a cake I can make before Saturday. I think I’ve got some ideas. But just in case it’s not extra cute, I’ll have to make sure it’s extra delicious.

Share with me: What are the birthday traditions in your house? What are some great birthdays you remember and why?


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