Easy family birthday traditions that you can share with your family. Traditions and rituals are super important for our families.

Family traditions and rituals have always been important to me.

I grew up with many traditions and I’ve passed many of those onto my own family. 

But we’ve also created lots of other traditions for our little family! 

I feel it’s super important for our children to have these traditions as they grow up as it gives them a sense of belonging. 

We’ve had many different rituals in our family and my kids have come to depend on them. 

These traditions have become just as important to them as it is to us.

Do you have special traditions in your family?

Most kids just LOVE their birthday! 

And just like many other families, we’ve always celebrated our kids on their special day. 

Some of our simple family birthday traditions include: extra attention & special treats, a birthday gift, a party with family or friends, and a homemade cake. 

Handmade Birthday Signs

Another tradition we started years ago was to make little signs and hang them around the house.

We just make several hand written signs on construction paper. 

Then we hang them in different areas of the house…a few in the kitchen…because that’s where we all spend lots of time.

Another in the kids bathroom…so they see it as soon as they wake up.

And one on the staircase…which they can see when they come down the stairs.

I started this tradition for our three kids and soon everyone in our family wanted in on the fun and started making signs for each other. 

Our kids make signs for me and Chris on our birthdays

And even for us on Mother’s & Fathers’ Day!

Over the years it’s been just fun to see what they write on the signs they make for each other….so sweet!

we bring our ritual with us and hang signs at Pop Pop’s house!

And if we aren’t home for their birthday and we happen to be spending it with their grandparents house…

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And if we’re traveling to the happiest place on earth for a birthday…

We hang a sign in our hotel at Disney World!

A Balloon for Every Year

Several years ago I saw an this idea on Pinterest and decided to start this really fun birthday tradition with my own family. 

It’s so simple and adds such a decorative element to our house for each birthday celebration. 

The night before each child’s birthday Chris and I blow up balloons and add a dollar to each one.

We hang a balloon for every year of that birthday and hang them over our kitchen island.

So, when you turn 14 you get 14 balloons and 14 dollars!

Our kids really LOVE this tradition! 

Not only do they get the extra cash as part of their gift…they get to pop those balloons.

Lots & lots of balloons the older they get!  

If you look close you can see the dollar in each balloon. 

We just roll up the dollar bill and slip it inside the balloon before blowing it up.

And we’ve also taken this birthday balloon tradition on the road with us to Pop Pop’s house.

Gavin’s birthday is right before Christmas so years we are visiting family for the holidays.

Buddy the elf has also come along with us on the road!

And the balloons add instant décor for the birthday girl or boy!

Plus it’s fun for a family photo!

Or an individual picture of the birthday boy!

Or birthday girl!

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3 Comments on You Will Love These Simple Family Birthday Traditions

    • Thanks Karen! I agree it’s getting expensive as my kids are much older than we started this tradition…LOL. But it does make such a fun decoration for our kids to wake up to on their birthdays!

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