My neighbor and colleague Sam celebrated his 57th birthday on Saturday. The mathematics-lover on our floor joked that 5 and 7 are both prime numbers, so Sam must be at the “prime” of his life! 🙂 All birthday games should be related to prime numbers 🙂
This month has been a season of birthdays around these parts. Even my own family is about to embark on its own continuous birthday party that goes on from September until about February (I’m the only odd duck whose birthday is in the summer). I love birthdays! Part of it has to do with the fact that I grew up in a family that made birthdays special. Not overly extravagant each year, but special. Extra special on the big years- such as taking the whole family to NYC to see “Wicked” for my 30th. I hear of adults who dislike birthdays because they never really celebrated birthdays in their families when they were kids. And that’s just sad.
Here is my thinking: If it’s your birthday, it’s your opportunity to serve ME by allowing me to celebrate YOU.
I’m thinking back to various birthdays over the past couple of years. I am by no means a professional party planner/cake decorator, or even particularly creative, but I sure have FUN in the creating! Here are just a few of my favorite birthday celebrations over the past few years.
Josiah’s Superhero party- explaining the rules (picture by Kat)
Pin the Spider on the web– no peeking! (picture by Kat)
At home with the puppy! Zorro helping me welcome my 29th!
There was also a time when I and my teammate threw a birthday romantic dinner for two of our married friends whose birthdays were three days apart…on the roof of our building…with carpets and tables and lights and a gourmet feast…all accessible through a tiny hatch and hauled up by rope… too bad we didn’t get pictures!
Oh- and the time I threw a surprise birthday party for a friend– 4 months before his actual birthday! A surprise indeed! 🙂
At the end of the day…I don’t know who has more fun– me, or the birthday people! Happy birthday dear friends! Thanks for letting me celebrate YOU (and you for me!).