Simple 7th Birthday Celebration of Ren
I don’t know the origin of 7th birthday being celebrated extravagantly. But when I was a kid, I remember that my mom let me have a birthday celebration at school when I turned 7. We were not rich so my 7th birthday celebration was just giving away packed food for my classmates, I did not even blow any cakes at that time as far as I can remember. That is the only birthday celebration I had when I was a kid.
I have planned for my son’s birthday party as early as October last year. I talked to friends who organize birthday parties, I canvassed for catering services, looked for venues and any other additional details to make his party extravagant. But unfortunately, when I looked at the total cost that I will shell out if I will push through with WHAT I WANT, my eyes almost popped out of my head.
After analyzing our capacity to throw a party and as the practical mom that I am, I came up with an idea which was to ask Ren WHAT HE WANTS for his birthday. My son is not into parties, so I am not surprised that he is okay with the idea I presented to him.
- A family Staycation
- A Transformers toy
- A simple birthday party at school
- Have a swimming party with his cousins, aunts and uncles
- A simple birthday party at his therapy center with his classmates there
We scheduled the family staycation before he turns 7 (read why here: mommylevy.com/2014/08/our-luxurious-staycation-at-solaire-resort-casino.html) and he totally enjoyed it.
For the school party, here are some pictures that we took.
Noel and I, made the Bento food for the kids. It consists of spaghetti, lumpiang shanghai, seedless grapes and bread with chocolate spread and cheese shaped with autobot symbol.
I did not have a picture for the food of his teachers and some parents who was at school that day.
Here are some pictures from our family get together and swimming party here in our subdivision.
and this is his fourth cake for his birthday 🙂
… his last birthday party celebration will be held on Saturday together with his special friends 🙂
Overall, I did not spend a lot for Ren’s birthday celebration. It is just 15% of the total expenses I have computed if I had thrown an extravagant birthday party.
Ren enjoyed everything that we prepared for him. He keeps on saying “I love you Mama”, “I love you Daddy” at the end of the day, and he even said “It’s awesome to have a Birthday”. His happiness is the most important thing for us.
We Love You Anak!!! Happy 7th Birthday! May you have many more birthdays to come!