My son just celebrated his 7th birthday two weeks ago and we celebrated it in a non-traditional way. No big parties or celebration, no clowns, magicians or mascots and no party games. No 7 wishes, 7 roses, 7 gifts, 7 blue bills and many to mention.
I asked my son what he wanted for his birthday so I decided to fulfill 7 things on his 7th birthday. We followed the gift giving philosophy, something you want and need and something to wear and read. I added 3 things that he wants to experience or have on his birthday.
1. Something you Want
My son wanted a Lego for his birthday so we went to the toy store to look for his gift. He just wanted the mini figure (mga tao lang na Lego) but I told him to choose another gift. (insert balloon, wag sana mahal mapili, lol)
2. Something you Need
I’ve been looking for rubber shoes for the past few months but the shoes that I’ve wanted to buy is expensive for my budget. Thank God for my mother who gifted the shoes.
3. Something to Wear
A lounge that I know that he will wear.
4. Something to Read
I ordered a personalized book but it was not delivered before his birthday. I bought an additional book so that he has something to open on the day of his birthday.
He doesn’t like any party games but he likes to have piñata. My husband bought it but I have to cover the Mickey Mouse Design because our theme is “Little Chef”
6. Staycation at Manila Hotel
Our family loves staycation and if budget and time permit we celebrate our special day in a hotel. My son enjoyed his birthday at The Manila Hotel.
7. Mini Party at Home
If you remember my post before that my son couldn’t make up his mind what theme he wants for his birthday. I persuaded him to have “Little Chef Party”. He wanted to become a chef before and last year I joined a contest and fortunately, I won a party theme package "Chef" so we used it for his 7th birthday. I invited my in-laws to celebrate with us, 10 persons to be exact.
It was a simple celebration but when I asked my son if he is happy, he said, “Yes, awesome birthday”. I’m blessed to have a son who appreciates simple birthday celebrations, birthday greeting and even gifts. I hope he will stay like that, learn to be content with what we have.