- Sophie &Friends
Do you know when your “golden" birthday is? Everyone has one. If you are like I was prior to moving West, this may be your first encounter with the term. If you guessed your 50th, that’s a good guess, seeing as a 50th wedding anniversary is gold. You’d be waaay off. By at least 19 years. A “golden" birthday is when the day of your birth matches the number or years you are old. For example, I was born May 6. My golden birthday would have been when I turned 6.
Recently we had a golden birthday for a young lady turning 8. I must say, it was pure gold.
Keep this simple by just sending out invites that say “Stay Golden”, or fill the envelope with golden stars or confetti - although that is not always a popular choice.
I have to admit, we went a little cray-cray on the Amazon orders! Oriental Trading has an unbelievable storehouse of exciting supplies as well. From mylar curtains (always a hit with the 10 and under set), to paper fans, orbs, and swirls. There are buntings, banners, and all types of stars. There are numbers, tablecloths, paper goods, and the above mentioned confetti. Basically there is anything imaginable. To ensure that our decor didn’t become too flashy, we added turquoise and white as accent colors. My advice, set a budget and go to town online. You’d be amazed how much you can get for $50.00.
We had fun with the food. Instead of trying for food that was actually gold, we went for things with gold in the name: “gold”fish crackers, rold “gold” pretzels, “golden” raisins, crispy “golden” tater tots, 24 “carrot” gold (carrots), Gold Medal Apple Juice, and golden weiner wraps.