this week we celebrated luke's birthday (happy 25th birthday, hubby!). we have been celebrating with a special birthday breakfast since becoming a family. i absolutely love our sweet birthday traditions. they're simple, affordable & meaningful.
today i am sharing three steps for creating your own simple birthday celebration on a budget!
1. spend your time, not your money - my husband's love language is quality time. more than the cute decor & birthday gifts, he asks for my time. so instead of spending hours & hours on decor, i choose to create simple vignettes for the table so that i may spend time with him.
2. diy is your friend - we keep a box in our closet full of banners, bunting, happy flags, & bits of party decor. often times we have made these items, but sometimes we make small purchases to freshen up our box of birthday decor. this year i purchased new stripy straws & the red striped banner hanging from the chalkboard for under $4 each.
we also write a birthday celebration message on our family chalkboard. if you don't have a chalkboard in your main living space, diy or purchase one. it's one of my favorite items in our home because it serves so many purposes.
i also made those "happy birthday" & "yay!" flags, inspired by my sweet friend amy. we keep these in our box & pull them out every year for brightening fresh bouquets of flowers from the garden.
simply cut out colorful cardstock into the shape of a small flag. hand-stamp your letters onto the paper flag. hot glue to a wooden stick & happily use!
3. cook a special breakfast - for our birthday celebrations, we always cook the other person a special birthday breakfast. this year i made luke delicious homemade waffles with fresh berries. we spent the morning sharing breakfast & conversation over coffee.
i love our simple birthday traditions because they're meaningful moments that never break the bank.
what are some of your birthday traditions? how do you make simple birthday celebrations meaningful?