Just wanted to give a quick update about Michael’s birthday which was Wednesday. With Michael between jobs and the utility companies insisting they need to receive payment for services (I mean how rude), money in our house is like straight men in a Broadway musical, very little of it and I get excited whenever I find some. So, right now any special occasion is celebrated mainly by remembering the reason we’re celebrating. But, it wouldn’t be a birthday without a present and a cake. I’d love to share some pictures of the giant chocolate chip cookie cake I made for him, but he ate it. I turned my back for a minute and it was gone.
I did get some pictures of his pressie. I was really pleased with my ultra low budget idea. Have you heard of Heroics? Unless you have a small boy or a big nerd man, my guess is no. Michael has started collecting these things. They’re the size of a ping pong ball and have little super heroes in them. I bought him four at Wal-Mart for about $1 each.
In keeping with the superhero theme, I bought an Avengers cup from the party supply section for around $2.
Packed some blue (his favorite color) tissue inside and put the Heroics on top adding another $1 to the cost.
I put the whole thing in a blue gift bag ($2) and topped it off with light and dark blue tissue. Slapped a pretty premade bow ($1) on it and called it a gift.
Grand Total- $7
At his request, I made his favorite dinner, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, and for desert was had his giant chocolate chip cookie. The cookie cake was next to nothing since I made the cookie from scratch. Much cheaper than buying one at the bakery.
To cap off his birthday we had a fabulous picnic at the park today. I made a lovely roasted chicken (which will serve for a couple more meals) a salad, and some fresh made bread. It was a fantastic birthday for almost no cost. Our low key (and low budget) celebration gave us the opportunity to appreciate how grateful we are to have had another year together.