Pinterest is a great time waster, but I do love it for its creative inspiration. I stumbled across a link, from the Australian Kidspot site I love, not long before Nicholas’ birthday giving different ideas for making a child’s birthday special. As his party was on the day of his birthday, I wanted to make his one day magical from the moment he woke up.
We snuck some balloons into his room after he’d fallen asleep so he’d see them as soon as he woke up, and put up some decorations in the dining room for breakfast. They certainly worked in getting him excited!
Keeping it as stress-free as possible, I defrosted some pancakes I had in the freezer (yes, the fluffiest pancakes make another appearance yet again!), and topped them with sliced banana, honey, chocolate sprinkles and icecream (well, if you can’t eat icecream for breakfast on your birthday, when can you eat it for breakfast?!). Oh, and two candles, so he could practise blowing for later. While Nicholas enjoyed his birthday breakfast indulgence, the adults had dairy-free banana bread.