Happy Birthday to our Holy and Blessed Mother!
Every year, the Catholic Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sept. 8. Just as we celebrate a loved one’s birthday, why not also celebrate the woman and Mother in heaven who loves us the most?
Two Catholic blogs, Shower of Roses and Peanut Butter & Grace, show their readers how to really throw a Catholic birthday party!
Jessica Gordon, a homeschooling mom of eight kids, celebrates Mary’s birthday every year with her family. The family normally bakes a bundt cake decorated with the Fleur-de-lis, which represents the Blessed Mother.
Check out their celebration below:
Gordon said that they use a circle of 10 candles, representing one decade of the rosary. She added that they “let the children take turns lighting the candles as we pray a ‘Hail Mary’ for each candle.”
Another Catholic blog, Peanut Butter & Grace, recently advised their readers to “Celebrate Mary’s Birthday with Doughnuts, Cake, and Candles!”
Tracy Bua Smith, a homeschooling mom of five, shared how the families she knows celebrated Mary’s birthday over the years.
Check out the photos below:
Smith said that they use glazed doughnuts for the “Our Father” beads, and doughnut holes for the “Hail Mary Beads. They also bake a cake in the shape of an “M,” which represents Mary’s name. Here’s a close-up of the cake:
Here’s another photo of a rosary made of donuts and cupcakes!
They also made a rosary out of cupcakes!
They also designed a rosary made up of cupcakes AND Hershey Kisses! YUM!
Smith said that before eating these treats, the children and parents pray a decade of the Rosary and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mary.