Sometimes as kids get older, their idea of a birthday party changes.
Maybe they want less of the attention on them.
Traditional birthday parties with cutesy cake and party favor bags are not something they’re interested in.
For our older boys we have kind of let them lead with birthday party celebration ideas. A couple of years ago we did a limo ride with their friends and took them all to see a movie. We’ve done dinner with family and friends. That seems to be a favorite.
I am going to share with you how you can celebrate an older childs birthday with some fun birthday ideas. (And making these easy homemade Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes is a great place to start.)
Right now is what I call birthday season at our house.
Everyone but me is turning a year older all in a 3 month span.
I love birthday season. I love making cupcakes, goodie bags and singing happy birthday.
This banner makes me want one for Spring, one for Summer, one for Fall, you get the idea.
As I shared with you earlier in the week, Anthony turned 12 on Monday.
Sunday afternoon we took him and a friend roller skating as a family.
Then we went to our favorite local pizza buffet.
Jalapeno pepperoni pizza, anyone?
We ate THE Strawberry Refrigerator Cake after pizza.
Then the awesome Double Dave’s Pizza guys made Anthony his very own pizza dessert to take home. How awesome is that?
Then we went home and waited for Monday… the day he officially turns a year older.
He has counted down for this.
He made a “wish list” on Amazon of the perfect modified xBox 360 controller, new headset and external hard-drive.What, you’ve never heard of a modified xBox controller? You’re not alone. We learn something new every day.
This kid knew what he wanted.
We ate dinner in and then sang again and made these very easy and delicious Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes. You would have thought it was everyone’s birthday with all of the excitement!
Just make your favorite brownie mix. We love this one. I bake it in an 8×8 square Pyrex.
Once cool, cut it into small 1 inch squares and place one in each ice cream mug.
Top the brownie with one heaping scoop of Vanilla ice cream.
Top with whipped topping.
For this my kids love the spray kind. It just makes for the best sundaes.
Top with a cherry and then hide the jar or Nicky will eat them all!
And then we added these Happy Birthday to You pix.
I found these at Target.
And everyone can enjoy!
Easy, delicious and special.