I’ve been so inspired by this concept of doing something to celebrate your own birthday, not in a narcissistic or vain way but just using it as a reason to celebrate with the people in your life. I have a few friends who do this by inviting their favorite people to a favorite restaurant. One friend set up a simple picnic in the park on the day of her birthday one time. Another who loves Pure Barre invited us to celebrate with her by taking a class together once.
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do a craft-night with friends (remember this craft party for Anya’s birthday?) and last year I decided I would finally just do it for my birthday month. Since most of my friends are not DIYers, I sent out some ideas with the event invite and we decided on making yarn wall hangings.
THE SETUP + SUPPLIES
I did this as an after-dinner event so moms could have dinner with their families, hopefully, be able to tuck their babies in bed and then join in. I laid out some simple snacks + setup for chai (tea made the Pakistani way) so we could have lots of mugs over the course of the night.
Also added a plastic tablecloth on our dining table and we sat around it to do our little project. I had added a few different variations for the yarn hanging on the event page and bought the basic supplies (information about that below). I also sent them a basic tutorial for the project on the invite page so one could open it on one’s phone if needed.
( Wooden Dowels can be found at most hardware stores / Yarn purchased at Joann Crafts & some found at Goodwill / / Here’s a basic tutorial for a yarn wall hanging )
Needless to say, when we get together focus is more on talking and laughing, making fun of each other’s color choices (I had bought a particular green shade that got picked on a lot, haha) and just deep conversations in the late hours of the night .. but it was fun to do all of that with a side of a craft project.
A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO CELEBRATE YOURSELF ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
As women we are so busy doing things for our families & homes and our birthdays can be a reminder for some little self-care and doing something that we particularly love to do but don’t find the time for in our daily lives.
Doesn’t have to be fancy, a simple something like : Getting a manicure / Going shopping for a new outfit / Starting a new project / Giving yourself some much-needed me-time with a cup of tea and a favorite book.
Do you celebrate yourself in little or big ways when it’s your birthday? Share your ideas below, would love to hear!
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Lots of love.