Wednesday, November 18, 2009
My birthday is coming up and I plan to repeat last years celebration since I have moved...
As a recovering alcoholic I have become aware the booze seems to be very important for celebrations. I don´t like it and some days ago there was an inspirtational article on Spark about how to create alternatives to stuffing your face and getting drunk on holidays.
So I thought I´d share my alternative birthday:
I put up a big table and filled it with empty toilet paper rolls, pieces of textil fabrics, thread, feathers, yarn, glittery stuff, bits and pieces of creative stuff and of course, glue, tape and staples. We gathered and created angels – some very ugly some very cute, all fun and it was really ”Ice-braking” even to grown-ups, we laughed and talked a lot.
I made an exhibition of the result, arranged it on golden fabric and kept in a window all christmas. In january I threw it all away – hooray for decluttering!
After ”work done” I served tea, lemonade and sandwiches/birthday cake.
This year I think I will serve a bowl of soup after work done with homemade bread… and probably a birthdaycake.
This alternative is not only healthy and fun – it is also very ”budget” if you use mostly recycled material. I am a single mom and poor…
Picture above is from last years celebration.