Simple Celebration for Mary’s Birthday

The nativity of Mary is September 8 (9 months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception.) Although we’ve had more elaborate celebrations in the past, our family had a simple celebration this year. We made Mary a birthday cake!

nativity of mary celebration with kids

We made a simple angel food cake from a box mix, and drizzled it with some blue glaze (Our Lady’s color.) I set out a Mary statue, and put 10 candles in the cake (one for each “Hail Mary” in a decade of the rosary.) Lydia joked that Mary must be really old and we could never really put enough candles on her cake- so true! 😉

After dinner, we lit the candles, prayed 1 Hail Mary, and then sang Happy Birthday to Mary. When it comes to kids, you can’t go wrong with cake. 🙂

nativity of mary with kids

Isn’t being Catholic so fun?! 🙂

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  1. Lacy, I just got our Mass books in the mail. Love them! I will also be starting to use your Catholic ABC’s for our CCD curriculum this year at home.
    You have inspired me to create a blog and I just started it today! I’d love for you to check it out and give any suggestions if you want.
    Thanks for all you do!

  2. We went the cupcake route :). You’re right… definitely can’t go wrong with cake!

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