I’m talking about birthday traditions this week. The first one was birthday breakfasts. I’d love to hear your birthday traditions, either growing up or new ones, in the comments.
I never need an excuse to throw a party and I love it when there’s an even bigger reason to celebrate. I was at a friend’s house the other day and she was showing me pictures of her son’s adorable birthday party. She explained that it was his “golden birthday,” also called a grand birthday, lucky birthday, or star birthday. Her son was turning the same age as the date of his birthday–he turned one and was born on the 1st. It’s a long tradition in her family and she always buys the same amount of gold balloons as the age they are turning, in this case one gold balloon. Oh, and of course she has a big party for them as well.
This tradition sounded vaguely familiar, but it wasn’t a big deal in my family growing up. However, I think that it’s an awesome idea and although both my husband’s and my golden birthdays passed when we were both young, none of my kids have had their golden birthdays yet. These are the birthdays that I have to look forward to: 10, 12, 19, 23. Not exactly super “important” birthdays, but I can’t wait to make those years extra special and hopefully pass on a new tradition to my kids.
Anyone else celebrate golden birthdays? Any tips?