I am a fan of traditions. When it's late at night and you're talking with someone, it's fun to drone on about things you used to do in yesteryear that seem extra important now, somehow, since they've most likely become unpracticed traditions, turned into a mere memory, and if you don't talk about them, you just might forget. Traditions set us apart, they draw is together, and they're just so fun.
When i was growing up, we had special little birthday traditions for each of the kids. Having so many, one might feel threatened to being forgotten and I think my parents made sure each felt special, at least one day of the year. :)
One of my favorite birthday traditions was the birthday plate. This plate was dark red, glass, and super ornate with bumps and designs and I just thought it was the fanciest thing ever. This was paired with a matching goblet that looked like it was used by royalty in medieval times. The Sunday after or around your birthday, you had your birthday dinner which was comprised of whatever the hey you wanted. I remember one year i requested chicken strips that you buy frozen, jello, and rice-a-roni. Yes, i was high class. My mom was probably like, SWEET! easiest dinner ever. And everyone else was probably hating me. Oh well, it's my dinner! Anyway, so you had the dinner and all the the Sunday place settings were normal except you got the special birthday plate and glass and it was seriously just the best.
I have finally decided to incorporate this tradition into my own small family of me and Sean. It's been far too long but this year we did it. I had to search a bit for the perfect items but I think i found them. And I decided to make it a complete birthday set and found the best set of silverware in existence. Here's the birthday setting:
And here's a closer shot of the silverware. Feast your eyes:
Isn't it great? I mean, this is bound to guarantee happiness on your birthday, because you ate dinner with fish silverware.
And now I ask, what is your favorite birthday tradition? Tell us, and keep it alive.