Birthday cereal is a good start to any birthday celebration. The person being celebrated can pick ANY cereal they want for breakfast! Make way for Captain Crunch and Lucky Charms. Perhaps sugar cereal is not the healthiest, but one time a year to help us remind another how sweet we think they are, won’t kill us. (will it?)
For dinner the birthday person invites a family over to eat a meal the celebrated has picked. After eating,…it is time for the embarrassing speech. The “embarrassing speech” is when I (Mom) give out two gifts. One is candyish, the other is an object—they each represent something regarding the birthday person. One reminds me of the past year and how I have seen that person grow. The second stands for my pray for the next year and how I am praying this person will grow.
For example, one year each person received extra gum and sunglasses. The gum reminded me how the child had learned to go the extra mile that year and was faithful in asking what else they could do. The sunglasses were my prayer that this child would continue to learn to shine bright and reach out to others even when it was hard.
The rest of the celebration is pretty traditional, cake and a few gifts. May God direct your birthday celebrations!