The Birthday...

By PaisleyJade - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sometimes the no-fuss birthdays are the best.  

I don't know when society decided that a giant party (including amazing goodie bags), delicious cupcakes baked for the friends at school (and a rainbow cake for home) and a stressed out Mum, proved that a child was truly loved.

It's okay to buy pizza for tea and an ice cream cake for dessert.

It's okay not to bake anything to take to school.

Well, that's what I'm telling myself anyway.

Miss 5 had a lovely birthday, celebrated with her close family.  I learned that we Mum's can place too much pressure on ourselves... and it felt good to take a relaxed approach this year.

Really good.

Miss 5 announced that it was her best birthday ever!

She also asked me when we were going to have a proper party... tomorrow?

Oh well, maybe next year.

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  1. haha...I love that :) I think you're right. I was thinking that this Christmas when I was almost in tears, so tired trying to get it just right. Pizza and icecream cake sounds perfect. Maybe I should make the most of relaxed parties while the girls are none the wiser ;) I'm glad Miss 5 with her beautiful smile had her best birthday ever! xx

  2. Brilliant! Totally agree!

  3. Gorgeous! And I totally agree about the big birthday thing!!

  4. Good on you! We just invite the immediate family - that's a rent-a-crowd party right there haha - also we always used to do 'big birthdays' for 5, 10, 16 and 18yr (and 21). And on the other ones just choose 1 friend to take out to dinner :-)We always got a cake though :-) (Mum even posted one to me when I lived in Wellington!!)

  5. Absolutely! Where do those expectations come from? Family, fun and something yummy has to be the most important on a birthday surely!

  6. You are singing my song! The whole birthday party hype is too much for me. The low key birthdays are simply the best!

  7. I was thinking about you two, and your first day of school. I hope it goes well!

  8. Lovely girl, happy birthday. She is so cute! I think we're doing a party every odd year and one friend for an outing on the evens, starting at eight though :o)

  9. What you said! Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter and congratulations to her amazing parents.

  10. Happy birthday to Sweetness. We are having low key birthdays this year too and I'm so ok with it. :)

  11. I agree! Sometimes parties are more for the other mom's than the kids!

  12. amen...and amen to that one!! I am planning on some no-fuss birthdays for my kids for the next 19 years or! hahaha xx

  13. Pizza is the birthday food of choice around here! Sometimes we order out, sometimes we make our own, sometimes we grill them, and some crazy times we have a! (that one not so much anymore...)

    Love can't be measured by size of the party, length of time to bake the cake, or price of the presents. Just having family together is such a blessing!

    So -- Happiest of Birthdays to your beautiful Miss 5!

  14. So true, Kristy! I must say, the Birthday Girl looks pretty happy!

  15. love it PJ
    I agree
    things can just be so over the top these days
    I am a vocal boycotter of goody pages
    we do the every second year a kid out really good
    love that you kept it simple PJ

    love and light

  16. We have a MIss 5 this week too! I wish she liked icecream so we could do icecream cake :)


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