The Happy Birthday Jesus Cake

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One of my favorite traditions that I have enjoyed since becoming a part of the Happy Hubby’s family is the annual Happy Birthday Jesus Cake.

I actually get to be the one who makes it every year!

You can see our birthday cake from last year and the year before HERE.

jesus cakeBut for 2012, I found this fabulous cake that is going to change the face of Happy Birthday Jesus Cakes as we know it.

This cake is not only super yummy, but also it SHARES THE GOSPEL.

Each color of those beautiful layers symbolizes something in the story of our Savior.

jesus cake 2jesus cake 1The Happy Buddy couldn’t wait to dig in to his slice.

And while he was chowing I couldn’t help but feel like my little man was filling up on something a little bit more than red dye and high fructose corn syrup. :-)

In the song she sang in Luke 1, Mary praises God with these words, “He has filled the hungry with good things.”

Yes, that is the Gospel, indeed.

I can’t think of anything more delicious this Christmas!

Want to make your own layered Gospel-presenting Happy Birthday Jesus Cake?

Find the how-to as well as the meanings behind each layer over at Squidoo.

Don’t forget to sing to the Birthday Boy!

Merry Happy Birthday Jesus Cake-ing! :-)

Easy Baby Jesus Craft – FREE Printable!

Last year I co-helped with the Happy Buddy’s PreK-2 class Christmas party.

We wanted to send something cute home with the kids – a small party favor that reminded them Who Christmas is really about.

After some inspiration from THIS POST, we set about making these adorable Baby Jesus Crafts.

Materials -

Brown lunch bag (you could also use that squiggly gift bag filler stuff if you wish – I had lunch bags on hand.  Free is always better in this Happy Home!) :-)

Scissors

Piece of toilet paper (or white felt, white crepe paper, etc.)

Ziploc baggie

Small wooden spoon (I bought a package of them at Michael’s)

Double-sided tape

Pen

Crayons

FREE Printable Scripture Card (download at end of post!)

Directions -

Step 1 – Cut pieces of the brown lunch bag.  This will be the ‘hay.’

Step 2 – Place the ‘hay’ in the Ziploc baggie.

Step 3 – Draw a face on the wooden spoon with the pen and crayons.

Step 4 – Take a piece of toilet paper and wrap it around the wooden spoon.  Secure with a piece of tape.

Step 5 - Nestle Jesus in the little baggie/manger.

Step 6 – Add the FREE Printable Scripture Card.  You can staple this to the front of the bag or slip it inside the bag.

Make a whole bunch and hand out to friends!

This would also be a great activity to do with your Sunday School class or for a Happy Birthday Jesus Party.

Click Image for Printable

Click HERE for the FREE Printable Scripture Card to include with the Baby Jesus.

I hope you like this craft!  What a sweet and  simple way to honor that little babe who changed the world.

Happy Easy Baby Jesus Craft-ing! :-)

Happy Birthday Jesus Party

The first Christmas I got to spend with the Happy Hubby’s family was so special!

They introduced me to a super fun idea of baking a special birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas, singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him, and then having everyone get their saliva all over the cake blow out the candles. :-)

Here’s the Happy Buddy and me with the whole gang of nieces and nephew for the Happy Birthday Jesus Cake last Christmas.

This year I decided to kick it up a notch.

This year I decided to throw a whole Happy Birthday Jesus PARTY for the Happy Buddy and 2 of his little friends from church.

First, we made our cake!

I think the Happy Buddy has a future as a cake decorator.

His additions were pure genius.He’s so creative that decorating the cake was not enough.We put together a little tray of snacks.We made sure everyone would have access to playing with our Fisher Price Nativity set!A banner was hung in honor of the Birthday Boy.When our friends arrived, we did a special craft using some Nativity Stickers that I bought from here.Soon it was time to sing and cut the cake!Do you love how I am laughing about something and completely oblivious to the fact that the Happy Buddy is reaching for the MATCHES?!?!YUM!Can we celebrate Jesus’ birthday every day??? :-)After all that sugar, the Happy Buddy and his friends went bananas with the couch cushions.

And there were party favors, too!

Everyone went home with some special Nativity Window Clings that I found at Walmart.As well as a Nativity Balloon that we found at Publix!

It was a super special morning with all the focus on the Reason for the Season.

Here’s a video clip of my favorite part…

Merry Happy Birthday Jesus Party-ing! :-)