When there is a birthday in our household, we try to keep it simple. Meaning, no party and no expensive gifts whoever it is celebrating his or her birthday. Our Princess M just turned 5 a few days ago and we celebrated it just by singing her a happy birthday song and the traditional “blowing of candle” ritual.
All she wanted for her birthday was a toy on the cake, so that pretty much fulfilled by doing the following below. I also bought her a veiltail male fish for only $5. She had an awesome birthday she believed. Those simple things we did for her made her day a happy one.
Anyway, her cake looked yummy and pretty but would you believe me if I tell you I only spent under $7 for it? The cake itself I bought on sale for $4, regularly $6.99 at Albertson’s. The toys are a set was on clearance at Kroger long time ago for under a dollar. The candle is from my first born’s 5th birthday. I did not expect for the cake to look that pretty, even the toys coordinated with the topping of the cake.
You see how frugal I am. Not that we don’t have money to throw our children a good and big birthday party but I don’t want to go all the trouble preparing and cleaning up after the party. I also want to instill in their mind that a simple birthday celebration is enough so they’ll appreciate the simple things in life.