Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Simple First Birthday

This year we decided to keep things simple for Lily's birthday: an afternoon at our local park, Popsicles for everyone, and our favorite friends, neighbors, and family members. No gifts, no entertainment (except for some frisbees, our trike, and some balls), no cake. What would be better for a teething one year old than some delicious fruit pops? And some pink balloons, of course. Maybe we'll get more elaborate as time goes by, but I must tell you, we didn't miss any of the frills, and our birthday girl was happy as a clam. And we have arrived at the end of the day feeling happy and relaxed because it didn't really feel like entertaining, you know?

How do you celebrate birthdays? Simple or elaborate? I'm not knocking the moon bounce... just give me your address and I'm there. :-)

6 comments:

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

What a darling birthday girl! I love the last photo of her, reaching for the balloon strings.

What a lovely day. We're all about simple birthdays at our house, too.

Suz said...

Love the pared down birthday celebration! Good, good thoughts. Stressing can make celebrations draining. I imagine your little one reveled in the day, and it sounds like you enjoyed too!

Once Upon A Parent said...

Oh Adele I am so sorry to have missed such a fun event. I meant to tell you that I was in an all day photography class yesterday. We will be sending a little something to the girls later this week. And we are all about the simple parties as well.

Adele said...

Annie, we missed you, of course, but your day of photography sounds amazing. Perhaps we can meet up downtown sometime soon? XO

Anna said...

Oh, so simple and lovely! My favorite way to celebrate.

Lauren said...

Great ideas! (The nutritionist part of me approves of the no cake for the 1 year old.) Happy belated Birthday, Lily!