Simple and Magical Birthday Celebrations


This week’s theme over on Instagram is creating simple and magical birthday traditions!

I also shared a beautiful Waldorf-inspired Birthday Verse to say the night before the child’s birthday:

When I am tucked into bed tonight
And I turn off my nightlight
I’ll be ____ years old.

And in the morning when I rise
There will be a sweet birthday surprise
______ kisses when I wake
______ candles on my cake!

Below are some simple open-ended birthday gift ideas. If you’re looking for more ideas and product recommendations head to my Open-Ended Toys Amazon List to take the stress out of planning!

I also shared one of our family favourite birthday cake recipes made with simple, real-food ingredients. Head to Instagram to grab the recipe! 

I hope these ideas give you the freedom and calm you deserve when planning those special celebrations.

Happy Birthday to those celebrating!

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Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.


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