We have a birthday tradition in our house that was started more than 20 years ago. Back before I could even light a candle myself, I stuck a birthday candle into a car of peanut butter and sang Happy Birthday to my Mama. It was just the two of us and I was not old enough to bake a cake or anything, so it was the best I could come up with. That year, she had to light the candle herself!
Ever since that year, the candle in a random food birthday tradition has continued. Every single year. Some times it is a muffin, or a jar of marshmallow fluff, it has also been a cup of coffee beans with a full taper candle inside! Last year some friends got creative and send me photos of their “birthday morning ideas” because I thought Hubs forgot…
This year, well this year was interesting. Hubs got creative, and so did my friend A and her kids! Funniest part, the creative sides coordinated without even trying.
An apple and a raw potato, do not seem like very “birthday” like items but they were perfect and completely made my birthday morning memorable! I would not have thought to use either of these to display birthday candles but I loved it!
What are your families’ birthday traditions?