On January twenty-first, I turned twenty-four years old, and in this post I want to share with you how I spent my minimalist birthday. As well as, some ideas for a more intentional way to spend your birthday as an adult/mother of littles.
Being a minimalist as well as a mom, my birthdays look a lot differently now, than when I was younger. I love getting creative on how we can be more intentional and minimal with fun life events like birthdays. For example, when you get older, you quickly realize how your birthday feels more boring/dull as an adult. Or maybe its just me. LOL. I guess its like Christmas and that magical feeling you get as a child disappears once your parents tell you Santa isn’t real… Moreover, I’ve learned to get creative with holidays and birthdays, making them fun yet intentional. And I’m super excited to share with you how I spent my minimalist birthday this year and still had a blast!
My Minimalist Birthday Cake
This year I decided to bake my birthday cake from scratch. I recently bought a vintage cookbook from an antique store, and fell in love with all the simple and delicious recipes. I chose a Marble Spice Naked Cake with a Coffee Glaze Frosting. It was delicious! My point in telling you this, is that I love to create, bake, and make things beautiful. Interestingly enough, when I was younger I took all of the Wilton Cake Decorating classes at Hobby Lobby with my daddy. I quickly grew a love for decorating cakes. So for my birthday I created something that brought me so much joy and satisfaction by simply baking my own cake.
I also searched for the perfect 24 birthday candles made of beeswax, and Heirloom Earth came through! They completed the cake so simply and beautifully! You should check them out!
It’s the Simple Things
For my minimalist birthday, I chose to do things that would be fun and still be intentional and minimal. For example, the first place we went was MayPop Coffee and Garden Shop in St. Louis. This is one of my favorite places to go, and it makes me so happy! I ended up buying myself a potted Lavendula Plant for our dining room table, and plan to plant it in the ground come spring.
For my birthday I didn’t want to consume unnecessary items for our home and feel like I was just buying “stuff” becasue it was my birthday. Instead, I thought of things I love to do that can be consummable and intentional. So of course your girl had to get coffee. It’s the simple things that bring me joy, plants/flowers, coffee, and shopping second-hand.
Birthday Shopping Second-Hand
I am a huge fan of shopping second-hand. Thrift stores/garage sales/Marketplace/Antique stores, etc… I feel like that is a pretty intentional way to do some fun birthday shopping. Of course being a minimalist, I didn’t want to buy unnecessary items like I mentioned above. Instead I bought things we would need/use, clothes for the boys, a cute top for my Spring capsule wardrobe, some pretty vintage plates for food photography for my blog, etc… Everything I bought had a purpose in mind, and I don’t have to worry about cluttering up my home from a shopping spree.
Well that is how I spent my Minimalist Birthday as a mama of littles in tow. I really hope you enjoyed reading this, and gained some fun ideas to be more intentional with your next birthday.
Be sure to check our my previous post here, and you can also watch my Minimalist Birthday vlog from my YouTube channel below.