Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Favorites: Birthday Edition

Happy Friday, sweet readers! Today is my 21st birthday!! I am celebrating before heading off to my favorite place in the whole wide world tomorrow - the beach! Since it's my birthday, I figured I would share my very favorite things about birthdays...

1. My love for birthdays runs deep! My Poppa used to joke that if the number of parties I had when I was little actually correlated with my age I'd be 45! Ha! Unfortunately that number might be an underestimate! I loved to celebrate my birthday over and over. I think I`ve mostly grown out of this, but I still love to celebrate every little thing! I think celebrating is important!

As I was looking through old birthday pictures, I remembered when I saw this one that I was obsessed with having a Harry potter cake that year even though I had never read or seen Harry Potter! :)
2. Speaking of celebrating, I love that birthdays mean cake! I love putting candles on a cake and celebrating life! Because my birthday is right in the middle of summer, I usually have an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Ice cream cake is one of my favorites!

3. I've been so lucky to have such fun birthday parties - I had a princess party, a couple pool parties and then 4 or 5 Olympic themed parties. I remember being six or seven and thinking this Olympic theme was genius!! My parents organized different games to serve as the Olympic sports. I would choose a country to host the Olympics and then we would eat food from that country during the party. Once I grew tired of the Olympic theme, I had a couple murder mysteries and the most fabulous black and gold sweet sixteen!
4. There was always magic at my birthdays - My Poppa was a magic clown in his retirement! I was petrified of clowns (and I still am just not a fan of them!) so I never let him dress up, but he always had a few tricks up his sleeve! In the picture above I was the only one to fish out the magic blue egg, so I won five bucks! I look pleased as can be! :)

5. The past few years, I've been so lucky to celebrate my birthday on the beach! I am so excited to head off and do the same this year!! 

***I'm Linking up with Katie from Cup of Tea, Della from Della Devoted, Tif from Bright on a Budget and Becky from byBMG for High Five for Friday, Andrea from Momfessionals, Narci from Grace and Love blog and Erika from A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, April from Smidge of This and Christina from Carolina Charm for Five on Friday and Amanda from Meet at the Barre for Friday Favorites.

Thank you so much for reading!