Our oldest daughter just turned 8! The day before her birthday she kept asking “what time is it?” I would ask why are you so worried about the time? She said “because I want it to be time for bed so I can wake up and be 8!” She hardly said two words about what gift she wanted, she just wanted to be 8. It was so cute. I wanted to make the day extra special since she was so excited. My husband was out of town for work, and we had already went to her school and took her lunch, read a couple of books to her class and they also did an extra recess instead of allowing treats, I LOVE this idea. So for her birthday she requested crepes for breakfast and brownies and ice-cream instead of cake. I always ask them what they want for their meals and dessert.
I just love traditions and wanted to hear some of yours! I asked my readers on Instagram to share their traditions and if you are coming over from Instagram and shared your tradition, thank you! I read every comment and appreciate the ideas. These were some of the Birthday Traditions you shared-
I love so many of your ideas! It makes me want to make a bigger deal about Birthdays and decorate even more.
My Mom introduced the girls to crepes and Nutella, so naturally that is what they would want for their Birthday breakfast. I wanted to make them a healthier version and I found one that they love just as much as the one with flour and sugar.
People don’t believe me when I say that this is really all you put in the recipe for two 8″ crepes-
1 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon Arrow Root Powder (Arrow root comes from the root of a South American plant, similar to Corn Starch but not a grain like corn starch) Also Tapioca Flour works perfectly too.
You just wisk those ingredients together so there are no clumps and there you have it! I used 5 eggs, 5 Tablespoons water and 5 Tablespoons of Arrow Root Powder to get nine 8″ crepes. My girls eat about 3 of these when I make them.
I put about a teaspoon of coconut oil in my pan and let it get hot. Then pour about 1/4 cup of the crepe mixture just to coat the pan, moving the pan around to get it evenly spread. Flip the crepe as soon as it starts to bubble and looks cooked, then cook the other side, that shouldn’t take long at all.
My girls keep their crepes simple with just Nutella inside, easy because they can just pick it up and eat it like a little taco. Sometimes they let me add blueberries, strawberries and bananas to them.
Our other tradition is to to play “who knows birthday boy or girl best.” We typically play this at a family party and I pass out blank papers to everyone and I ask the questions above and they number their answers. We see who knows them best and the winner gets a prize. It is always a really fun game and makes the birthday boy or girl feel extra special. We play it for adults birthdays too. I am going to play it for my daughters friend party this week.
Another tradition we have is to give books to our daughters. We want to encourage a love for learning and they always look forward to their Birthday books. I actually found 5 brand new Junie B Jones books at Good Will for $1 each. Such a great place to get books and also to donate books that you have already read. (You can see more of my girls room HERE).
Thanks for helping to create this post! Loved getting to know the traditions you have. Remember you can always pin these images by clicking on the photo and saving for your next Birthday or the next time you want to make crepes! (You can see more of my kitchen HERE.)