I love our Cherry Birthday Ring from Nova Natural and when the girls were little I always got ornaments each year which reflected the theme of their parties. Natalie's first birthday was teddy bears, so I got her
We've had parties like Ocean (this one featured the Seahorse birthday ring ornament, a family trip to the aquarium, and an ice cream cake molded in the shape of a sand castle and covered with graham cracker crumbs), Star, Ladybug, and Bunny... and seeing the ornaments each year when we unpack the birthday ring brings it all back. For Zac I'm thinking maybe the bumblebee:
but I think that'll be a present-for-the-entire-family Christmas splurge.
Made by Grimm's, who believe creativity develops the imagination and free spirit
Set features 100 blocks ranging in height from 2.5" to 7.75"
Each piece is handmade and hand sanded so there are no sharp edges or corners
Beautifully rich colors
Can be stored in its sturdy wooden tray
Basswood blocks colored with water based dyes and natural oils
Tray is made of basswood and beech plywood
This birthday I'm thinking about a toy that I used to have for my girls but gave it away when I thought I'd not be having any more children, the 11 Piece Rainbow Colored Stacker. And my mom is giving him the Grasper.
Ideas for food?
I saw a really cute recipe for Black Bean Hummus in Flower Pots which we HAVE to do.
I also have a few fresh (and easy) fruit & veggie-filled favorite recipes: