10th Birthday Tradition and Surprise Birthday Sign

Around here birthday’s are a big deal.  I believe in celebrating moments big and small, and I especially believe in making everyone feel extra special on their birthdays!  I love coming up with fun ideas to surprise my kids the morning of their birthday, and this year was a big one.  My twins recently celebrated their 10th birthday and I put together this fun 10th birthday morning tradition and surprise birthday sign.  

10th Birthday Tradition & Birthday Morning Surprise Ideas

Turning 10 is a big deal, it’s the official crossover into the double digit club.  And when you have twins you get to have double the fun!

Ever since my kids were little I’ve been decorating their bedroom doors and creating a birthday morning surprise to make sure we start the day off right.  In year’s past we’ve covered their door with streamers, balloons and photos.  I’ve created a sticky note scavenger hunt that leads them downstairs to a special breakfast.  But, this year I wanted to do something that was extra special and that showed my twins just how incredibly special they are.

10 Reasons We Love You Birthday Sign

I created this 10th birthday morning tradition and surprise birthday sign idea in less than 30 minutes and it is by far one of my favorite birthday surprises I’ve ever done!  

10th Birthday Morning Surprise Sign

I used a roll of white bulletin board paper (and pink) and cut it to cover the entire length of their bedroom doors.  Next, I used my Cricut to cut out their names and the saying Happy 10th Birthday in colorful cardstock.  I glued those to the top part of the sign and then cut out the numbers 1 through 10 and glued those down the left side of the sign.

10th Birthday 10 Reasons We Love You Sign

Together my husband and I came up with 10 reasons why we love them and I hand wrote each of those on the signs.  I absolutely love how these signs turned out, they are so personal and perfectly reflect how we feel about our twins.

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This tradition could be used for any birthday celebration or milestone, it’s such a fun and easy way to celebrate your special birthday girl or boy!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. So cute! I’m a big believer in going “BIG” on birthdays, too! I grew up in a family that really celebrated birthdays and many of them are by far my favorite memories. Love this idea in particular because it reinforces all the good things about your kiddos and truly shows how special they are to you (and others!).

  2. What is the name of the font you used?
    Love it

    • The Happy Birthday is from the Create a Critter cartridge
      #M39FE0 (I found it in Design Space by searching Happy Birthday) and I used the “Grinched” font for their names.

  3. I like the concept behind this idea – telling your kids why you love them. I think it’s wonderful for kids to know we love them unconditionally and I think you are probably wanting to send this message as well as celebrate them being in your life on their special day. I do wonder what message it sends when you tell them you love them because of something they can’t control, like how they look though. What might they feel if one day, they get acne, or gain weight, or get a bad haircut that’s not so pretty or handsome. Will they wonder if you’ll still love them that way? Your post made me think. Thanks!

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