The little girl of our house turned 5 yesterday. Wow. Where does the time go? It seems like she was just the surprise that came into our lives during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Wasn’t that just barely? I can remember going into the hospital the evening of Christmas Day (a month before her due date) feeling miserable. It was just a really bad cold they said. I’d be fine they said. Go home they said. The baby wasn’t coming a month early they said. Get some rest they said. And yet two days later she arrived. Since that day we’ve had to learn how to celebrate a Christmas birthday and make it extra special. The holidays are a busy time of the year and throwing a birthday into the mix can be challenging. Every year, like clockwork, the birthday celebration comes booming in just 2 days after Christmas. Even though it’s cramped in between Christmas and New Years we make a special day all its own. It’s her day and this is how we make it special.
She was a surprise being a month early. We didn’t even have a camera with us so her photographs are few but she made a lasting memory forever.
How To Celebrate A Christmas Birthday
The day is all about her. The holiday decorations are of course still around but we bring some birthday decor into the mix. She picks what she wants to wear, what she wants to eat, and how she wants to celebrate. It’s her day.
We stop what we are doing and we celebrate. And we don’t just celebrate along with the other holidays. We celebrate a birthday. The other holidays are separate. So we have an actual birthday cake like you would any other time of the year. No need to have left over desserts from Christmas dinner! It’s a birthday and birthdays call for cake.
We have a party. At our house we don’t do a big friend party every year but we do the occasional bash every now and again. The other years we still have a birthday party but it’s a little more low key with just the immediate and close family members. Often it’s cupcakes on the day of her birthday and then a family party (with grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins) on the weekend.
When we party we party. Sometimes it makes it easy having a birthday bash when you also happen to own an ice cream machine rental business. *wink* Definitely allows us to celebrate in style with a unique dessert option.
With each Christmas comes a new candle and it’s definitely bitter sweet. Our little girl is growing up.
Five candles were lit this year. That’s a milestone in a young life. Our new 5 year old.
Do you have any other ideas for how to celebrate a Christmas birthday?
Tell me here in the comments!