Last year my husband and good friends gave me a big surprise birthday party at a nice restaurant. It was such a lovely evening, that I’ll remember for years to come.
This year, knowing that we are having a formal event the day after my birthday, I decided to keep my birthday simple.
I’m even doing the lion’s share of the work.
I know that sounds sad, but I really just want to do something nice, and simple…and I didn’t think I could really expect someone else to know what that would look like. I love surprises and pampering…but I’m really not someone who needs a fuss made over them. I much rather surprise others and do something for them.
I found a cake on Pinterest that seemed so “birthday” to me, so I am going to make it! I’m using the non-pariels above to decorate. I love the vintage vibe in the tones. I’ve realized in my “old age” that having a birthday for myself is important to my kids. They feel like it’s a great injustice to not have a cake to share.
I’m planning a meal to make that everyone will enjoy. Some pretty pink and yellow tulips, and sitting by a fire in my pajamas will make for a happy girl! Sweet and simple.