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Birthday Traditions & Surprises

A collection of traditions I'd like to start for my family. Or inspirations for special surprises to do for them to make their day even more speical.
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How to Plan A Scavenger Hunt For Teens

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How to Plan A Scavenger Hunt For Teens

A Birthday Day where all the "presents" were things they went and did to spell out the birthday preson's name!

B is for Birthday

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Birthday Scavenger Hunt {with free printables!}

Find the fun in your child's birthday with these free Birthday Scavenger Hunt printables! Your little one will love running around to find their present on his or her special day.

Birthday Scavenger Hunt {with free printables!}

Cooking Classy: Doughnut Pancakes with Doughnut Glaze Syrup. Say what!?

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Birthday balloons ~ blow up a balloon for each year and put a dollar in each!

VERY Extra Special Happy Birthday Balloons!

6 fun ideas to make the BirthDAY special

The BirthDAY~Fun things to do on the REAL birthday

Half Birthday Tradition

Bake at 350: Half Birthdays . . . Works for Me Wednesday

Birthday Photo Banner with pictures from each month leading up to your child's birthday by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home! #banner #birthday #photos #memories

{Birthday Photo Banner} - Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

What an awesome idea! she had loved ones far away who were trying to help her feel their love by "texting me all day (30 in total) with their favorite memories of me, sending me videos of the whole family singing happy birthday, and shipping an awesome birthday present full of 30 things that they love about me."

Hello, My name is... Kimberly: KIMBIRTHDEY (the big 3-0)

Fun idea for kids with summer birthdays! Put half a cookie in a bag with fun candy. FREE bag topper printable that comes in 3 color choices!

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Special Birthday Breakfast A special pancake (or waffle, french toast etc) breakfast is a treat someon can look forward to on their special day. theme the pancakes to the likes of the birthday person. Think strawberries for the berry loving dad, apple cinnamon for mom, and sprinkles for a little kid. Don't forget the candle!

Birthday Traditions for Kids ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

A Present to Start the Day a gift there waiting to beopened before breakfast. As simple as this is it is a tradition that never loses it's SUPER birthday appeal!

Birthday Traditions for Kids ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

Birthday Countdown Chain & some other birthday tradition ideas at

Fun Birthday Traditions & A Printable Birthday Chain

Sixty Years Of Memories | Nothing But Bonfires "I started batting around an idea: what if I could get everyone from my dad's past to contribute a memory they had of him? What if I had all those people send their memories to me, and then I put each one into an envelope---sixty total, of course---and had him open them, one by one, on his birthday?"

Nothing But Bonfires : Sixty Years Of Memories

Original Pinner: I have to say, in all false humility, I have put a fab new spin on a pinata. Single balloons filled with confetti and a few toys and candies. Each child chose one to pop with a pin. Each time was a surprise, and we avoided the crotch-seeking sticks and the cranium-crushing, dog-piles of children diving in at once to retrieve prizes. The balloons didn't always pop on the first try, so when one eventually did, it was followed by squeals of surprise and a shower of confetti.

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Birthday Lunch! I would have DIED if I got something like this as a kid.

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Today's Fabulous Finds: Birthday Subway Art Printable

A Gift {for you} and a Giveaway! (Giveaway is closed)

Love this idea as a birthday surprise. Could be adapted to other things too- like dollar bills for kids birthdays or sweet love messages

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Celebrating Half Birthdays: A Simple Tradition. A great idea b/c it's usually a surprise- every kid knows when their bday is, but forget about their half bday.

Celebrating Half Birthdays: A Simple Tradition - Steady Mom

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How to Do a Greeting Card Shower

Throw a Birthday Card Shower for them!

How to Do a Greeting Card Shower | eHow

12 Day of Birthday Gift Idea "giving him twelve small gifts, sort of like the twelve days of Christmas. He’ll open a present a day for twelve days." Could choose 11 small, but personal gifts and one bigger one. send one daily leading up to bday. deliver final big gift on actual bday. Also do themes- she has a few ideas in her post.

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birthday tradition: the special plate

A Single Red Plate

Streamer Tradition "When you wake up on your birthday, the room is always decorated with streamers in your favorite colors. You can either request up to 3 colors in advance or we surprise you We then all eat your favorite breakfast on cute paper plates in your favorite theme."

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I bet the boys would love this! "I also wrote to a site called for addresses of stars/writers/TV personalities, enclosing addressed and stamped birthday cards, asking them to send them to my mother. So far, she has gotten five and is getting a real kick out of them. She knows that they probably weren't "signed" by the stars themselves, but what a conversation piece! And it really didn't cost that much."

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From Dollar Stretcher "send out letters (1 for each yr) with a balloon to friends & family. ask them to blow up the balloon, write a birthday greeting in perm marker on balloon and sign it, put $1 in deflated balloon, and mail/bring it back by a certain date. put all balloons in box & wrap it with note & straight pin. Bday boy has to blow up each balloon to read the msg & then pop it with pin to get money."

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