They can be simple. In this post's example: Letting the Birthday child pick the family dinner on their special day.
For Anna's recent birthday, she chose macaroni and cheese.
I served peas with the mac and cheese. (I swear, I am a responsible parent who serves balanced meals.. and never just "ice cream" for dinner.. I have never done that ... this year... ;) )
Typically, my children like their veggies so much they eat them FIRST - which is why the plates just have yummy mac and cheese on them :)
No, you can not have any of my children, but I can loan them too you.
Do you know what makes that birthday girl happy? Clothes.
See what I mean?
Something else makes her happy.
Princesses. She seemed pretty happy with the Aurora Doll.
One more thing makes a birthday girl happy: