Decorating the birthday chair

birthday chair

On Teddy’s 2nd birthday I am not sure who was more excited. Teddy or his brother and sister.

Actually, I think I do know – it was Max and Ruby!

They were so excited to be celebrating their little brother.

Max decorating the birthday chair

lemon verbena on the birthday chair

One of the ways they made Teddy’s day special was by decorating his chair.

Max got this idea from a lovely family friend, Freya. Freya’s father is Dutch and decorating the birthday child’s chair is a Dutch tradition.

daisies on the birthday chair

close up of birthday chair

Max and Ruby wrapped Teddy’s chair in playsilks.

Then I carried the chair into the garden so they could collect pretty flowers and leaves to tuck into the playsilks.

birthday chair top

climbing chair

It was such a sweet way of making Teddy know it was his special day.

Even more so, because he is at an age where he would prefer not to wear his birthday crown (although I still put it out for him).

excited birthday boy

birthday boy for HWH

Teddy thought it was all kinds of wonderful *grin*

You can read more about our Waldorf birthday traditions here, and see how we celebrated Ruby’s last birthday here.

???  And you can see more snippets of our days on Facebook and Instagram ???

Blessings, Kelly

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  • Reply Kate May 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I hadn’t seen that before. Such a lovely special way for the big kids to show Teddy how much he means to them 🙂

    • Reply Kelly May 31, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Isn’t it lovely. Max really enjoyed decorating the chair. I think he gets the most excited in our family about birthdays 🙂

  • Reply Kate Lloyd May 31, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Such a beautiful idea. I will try and remember this one for when my girls have their birthday. They’d love it so much.

  • Reply Alison B June 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I really love this idea, and using play silks and flowers makes it extra beautiful. This is a tradition I’d love to start for my family, thank you for sharing it.

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