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. :-)