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Waldorf birthday presents for a five year old

Ruby's fifth birthday

Ruby is five!

And such a delight. She truly is. Fairies follow her, while flowers call her name.

Ruby immerses herself in her play so fully, creating whole new worlds {often rearranging the furniture and all manner of nick-nacks in the making!}

So for her fifth birthday ~ in keeping with our gift giving philosophy ~ we gifted her…

Ruby's gift

Something she wants

We wanted to encourage Ruby’s imaginative play, so thought this sweet little letterbox would be just the thing!

She has delighted in it since. Little letters have been sent back and forth {I am not entirely sure where they are going, but she is happy!}

We’ve popped it on her bedroom wall, just near the doorway. And it is such a sweet little sight.

Ruby opening her gifts

Something she needs

Ruby has been working on her skipping at her Waldorf kindergarten, so we thought she might like to continue at home. So we picked up this cute little skipping rope with bear handles.

It is a little long yet, so we might need to shorten it somehow, but a good length if her dad and I swing it for her to jump.

birthday morning gift opening

Something to wear

We went a bit boring this time on the ‘something to wear’ but she was in need of new socks and knickers! And so that is what she got *smile*

Something to read

I was lucky to purchase a secondhand copy of The Story of the Butterfly Children from the Australian Waldorf Steiner Buy Sell Swap Group {such a great group for finding well priced secondhand Waldorf bits and bobs!}

I knew Ruby would love this sweet and magical tale. And it is so nice to look forward to Spring when in the midst of Winter.

Ruby had such a lovely birthday, and we enjoyed celebrating her

For more inspiration, you can see Teddy’s 2nd birthday gifts here, as well as Max’ 6th birthday party here.

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Blessings, Kelly








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.

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Blessings, Kelly