It’s no secret how I feel about over-the-top birthday parties.
I hate them.
That doesn’t mean I don’t think everyone deserves some kind of celebration on their birthday.
Of course they do!
But if you are like me, if you are on a budget, if you have more than one kid, if you have a crazy schedule, if you don’t want to go overboard with presents, and if you are trying to teach your kids that lots of stuff isn’t what truly brings you happiness, then you don’t want to go crazy every year.
That’s why I wanted to share this super cute and simple birthday “party” idea with you.
A friend posted pictures of what she did for her son’s birthday last week, and I LOVED IT. So I wanted to share it with you.
Like my friend, I like to let the kids choose what they want to eat for dinner on their birthday if we are just doing a celebration with the family.
And that’s what my friend did, but she took it one step further.
She asked her son what he wanted to eat for dinner, and then she turned her dining room into a “restaurant.”
She didn’t do anything crazy.
But the way she set the table and printed out dinner menus was so cute.
And I know my kids — especially the younger ones — would love this, and I’m totally doing it for our next birthday (I might even attempt it for breakfast for the summer birthdays).
Anyway, here is a picture of the menu:
How cute is that?
*Can be made into a Frito Pie upon request.
And who doesn’t love a bacon kabob???
Those are awesome, too. And hilarious.
Here is the “diner” setup:
Very simple and super cute.
And I think a GREAT idea if you have a weekday/school night birthday and want to do something special but need to stick to your routine.
We will for sure be “going to the diner” for at least one of our next birthdays!