Isn’t funny how things seem to change so quickly? One minute we’re here, and the next, you’re there. Time seems to move even faster these days, and that goes to no surprise with birthdays, especially with your little girls.
I swear my niece just turned eight last year, but it’s rounding that time of year again when she needs another birthday party. How can this be? Being the great Aunt that I am, I’ve been included in many of her birthday party planning, and all of the fun that goes into it. Looking back at the past couple of years, and thinking of creating one now, it almost surprised me by how much has actually changed.
I remember her first birthday party like it was yesterday: we created a “zoo” party theme, complete with animal plates, animal crackers, and fun party hats. We even got her a cute stuffed animal that she would never leave anywhere without. But now, I can’t necessarily throw her a party like that because she’ll seem, and I quote:
“Like a baby!” –Directly from my little adorable niece.
The thing is, many of us don’t even realize how quickly these birthday parties change. One minute they want to be at Chuck E Cheese, and the next, they want to be with their friends at the mall. Growing up—especially as a girl—can be hard; you want to make sure you fit in. So what could I possibly get her, that wouldn’t embarrass her, or make her feel “like a baby”?
When I remembered, the one thing that never goes out of style when it comes to birthday gifts is creating your very own customized gift. The perfect thing to give your girl is a birthday girl shirt. You can create your own personal sayings on it, and create a special design—including rhinestones, or cute images to include within it. The great thing is, the age of your girl won’t matter. A personalized shirt is just that; personalized. Create funny sayings, or just keep it classic. Either way, I know that the birthday girl will love it.
This way, you can also keep in play with whatever theme she wants for her birthday. If she’s still interested in a zoo theme, you can attach a zoo character within the shirt—or if she’s just into fashion and being “hip”, you can keep it simple and unique with the different layouts and colors.
Not only is this a perfect gift for any age, but it also helps the birthday girl feel special. Birthdays are meant to be fun and memorable—the birthday girl will get the attention she wants from one of these super adorable shirts.
It’s funny how things seem to change, and how your once little girl is no longer a baby. Cherish the moments, and remember the great times. Birthdays come and go—don’t blink.
By: Lacey Blackwood