So what do we do when we don’t really have a birthday party planned?
We improvise !! ….
With 4 kids and four birthdays parties a year, Let’s admit it , we don’t always have the time, energy or resources to go big on a party every time. Knowing this , I have taught my kids that:
Birthdays are not so much about the party, but the feeling of being celebrated that matters…”
And although they do understand and embrace this philosophy,I kind of know that I have to come up with something that enlightens that understanding of what I mean by celebrating a birthday without a big party.
And so I do!….. and life has given us (Let’s call it opportunity) to come up with the most humble- improvised birthday parties. Like the one with just pancakes and milk -(Yep! at some point this is all what we could afford, believe it or not… it was awesome! ).
We made pancakes with strawberry syrup and ice cream, we served them on our special occasion plates, we dressed up for the occasion, put music, danced, sung our favorites songs and took photos as well …. I am pretty sure it was the best pancake party you had ever went.
Why am I talking about this? Well….My daughters Rozhin’s 12th Birthday is approaching and because this is her last year at primary school, I have the feeling that it is a “must” to organize a celebration for her where she can invite her closest classmates before they all move to different high schools next year.
I have still not decided “What, How , When”… I was simply searching for ideas and remembered that I never posted photos of her party last year….not even on my facebook page.
It was just an improvise humble celebration.
She was allowed to bring 3 of her closest friends for a play date after school ,but what she was not expecting was to find her bedroom decorated, and her friends in formal dresses to change and go for a just girl dinner at her favorite pizza place.
Deep in my heart I believe that those little things we do for others to show them how much we love them is what fills everybody’s heart with happiness.”
It does not always have to be a big celebration on the outside (Although I must confess that if I have the opportunity,I love to go all out creating a big celebration) ,but the truth is:
That it is not how much we give or receive, but how we make people feel that counts”
And what better excuse than a birthday to go all the way there!