I don’t have vivid memories of birthday celebrations growing up. I would define my birthday as simple each year. Mom and dad didn’t believe in extravagant parties – ever. We celebrated our birthday by choosing our favorite meal and enjoying simple family time. To my children’s dismay, I have carried this tradition to them.
I didn’t think much about it as a kid. When I was growing up, hosting big theme birthday parties was not really a thing. Or maybe it was and I was just never invited… Regardless, I kind of like the low-key, family get-togethers that don’t break the bank. Turns out, my two older boys survived and didn’t need therapy because of it. My youngest yearns for a party, but I’m confident he’ll also survive without one. He might be the one to need some therapy, though.
My birthday happens to be in March, and to make up for lost time, I’ve decided to host a month long celebration. Instead of balloons and ponies or a trip to the latest and greatest fun place (whatever that is these days), I’ve decided to keep it low-key. You know, just on the internet… 😉 There will be presents too – only instead of you buying something for me, I am buying something for you. Well, not all of you, but a lucky few of you… Here is how it will work.
First – to be eligible to win, you need to like us on Facebook and/or Instagram. Then, check in each Monday for your birthday celebration assignment. Simply celebrate in your own way, tag us on social media, and #boom – you are entered to win!
How will we celebrate each week? I’m glad you asked! We will celebrate my birthday month with my five favorite things:
- Quiet time
- Family time
If you’re willing to participate, I’ll share my favorite things with you – literally. I suppose that is kind of like a bribe to come to my party. I’m an introvert. I’ll do what I have to do. To get us started, let’s chat about quiet time.
It is of utmost importance for me to get some quiet time in each day. Typically, this quiet time happens in the early morning hours, with a cup of coffee, and stinky dogs at my side. I have a devotional I read through and a Bible study I dig into. I’ll share more about this time throughout the week on social media, but right now I am more interested in YOUR quiet time. What do you do? How do you get close to God? What do you read? Do you listen to podcasts? Where is your favorite place to pray? I have questions! Your answers might just inspire me – or someone else, so simply answer a question and celebrate your own quiet time.
- Snap a picture of what quiet time looks like for you and share it on FB or IG. Be sure to tag us and use #DeannasBirthdayBash so we can find you!
- Share this post with a friend – or ten.
In my 48 years of living, I’ve only had one party (sweet sixteen). I am making up for lost time here and I want to meet some new friends! When you do these things, you will be entered to win two of my favorite Bob Goff books.
This contest is not sponsored by anyone and is only open to US residents. I am new at this and just want to share the joy of the last 48 years as I head into year 49. If ya’ll like this, I promise my celebration for the big 50 will be epic…
Now, get to sharing. I hear parties are only fun when people mingle.
~ D 😃