This Saturday I am turning 30. While I am excited for the upcoming celebration because my husband and I are going to Napa with my sister and her husband, this birthday is certainly a milestone. It has given me pause to reflect and made me a little nostalgic remembering prior birthdays. Over the years I have had lots of great birthday party themes (ex. Alice in Wonderland, Western Themed Party and yes, even a Jazzersize Birthday). So many great birthdays, fabulous party themes and one tradition that has remained to this day, breakfast in bed on your birthday!
This is a tradition that my Mom started in our family when my siblings and I were little. She would get up early, make the birthday girl or boy the breakfast of their choice and deliver it to them in bed on the family birthday breakfast in bed tray (*here are 2 breakfast in bed tray options- one classic and one modern). My husband and I have continued this tradition with each other, even though he doesn't particularly enjoy eating in bed he is still a good sport about it. With that being said, as a former college athlete, he has totally gotten into besting his previous year's delivery times for my breakfasts (love this man!).
- Homemade Waffles topped with Fresh Fruit- If you are looking for a great recipe book, I highly recommend checking out Waffles: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Meal.
- Fresh Mixed Berries garnished with a few sprigs of Mint- love fresh mixed berries during the spring and summer months.
- Citrus-Infused Water- Served either hot or cold, this has been a favorite lately because of all of the digestion, skin and other health benefits.
- Coffee- I love a strong brew in the morning and am a huge fan of the Nespresso System. Why? The coffee tastes delicious and it gives you the option to brew either coffee and espresso using the same type of coffee pods.
Family Birthday Crown and Birthday Cards
In addition to the breakfast of your choice, the birthday tray is delivered with all of your birthday cards and/or gifts and the very "fancy" birthday crown. Yep, there is a crown involved. To this day, whenever I am hosting a birthday or celebrating a birthday in my own family, I make sure to have the birthday crown present. It's a fun accessory to share and really makes the birthday boy/girl/man/woman feel special (and maybe a little silly).
I would say that the birthday horoscope is probably the most important part of the birthday breakfast in bed tradition. Your birthday horoscope is a special forecast for your year to come. I strongly suggest that you get the horoscope from an actual newspaper as I have found this source to be the most accurate. I am not a pack rat, but I do save my birthday horoscopes because it is fun to re-read them the following year and see if there was any truth to what was predicted (more often than not there is!).
Even though Birthdays are a mark of maturing in age, they are still cause for celebration. Breakfast in bed is a fun, personalized and inexpensive way to celebrate your loved one's special day. I love this tradition and am so happy that I have been able to share it with my husband over the years and with you all today. A few months ago, I discovered this travel birthday crown for my best friend's 30th Birthday in Arizona. While I may be in San Francisco for my birthday this year, I know that a few of my favorite traditions will definitely be in tow.