15 Creative Birthday Traditions - Easy Ways to Celebrate Your Child's Special Day for (Almost) Free

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

The end of August signifies the beginning of the cray-cray birthday extravaganza here in the Weber house…of the 5 of us in our family, FOUR of us have birthdays within 6 weeks of each other, so needless to say it’s a super busy time of year!

Birthdays are one of those things that I’ve always made a big fuss about it…not in the lavish “Real Housewives" $15,000 toddler birthday party with unicorns and Lady Gaga way (I mean, seriously, that’s just ridiculous!), but more in the fun and meaningful celebratory way that makes the birthday kid feel extra special!

With the current Covid situation and living in California where things are still super restrictive, this year has been a bit tricky to make birthdays a unique day, so we’ve really upped our creativity game and tried to do simple, inexpensive (plus pandemic friendly) gestures to make the most of each kid’s birthday!

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Here are Our Top 15 Birthday Traditions that will not cost you an arm and a leg and in most cases do not even a penny! (besides a few supplies that you probably already have sitting around your house).


We’ve been decorating our kids' bedroom door since they were basically first born!

It’s such an easy way to make the birthday bo