These Creative Moms Celebrate Mary’s Birthday With Their Families And This is How They Do It

Tracy Bua Smith, Peanut Butter & Grace

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:

Jessica Gordon, Shower of Roses

 

Jessica Gordon, Shower of Roses

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.”

How awesome!

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:

Tracy Bua Smith, Peanut Butter & Grace

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:

Tracy Bua Smith, Peanut Butter & Grace

Here’s another photo of a rosary made of donuts and cupcakes!

Tracy Bua Smith, Peanut Butter & Grace

They also made a rosary out of cupcakes!

Tracy Bua Smith, Peanut Butter & Grace

They also designed a rosary made up of cupcakes AND Hershey Kisses! YUM!

Tracy Bua Smith, Peanut Butter & Grace

Smith said that before eating these treats, the children and parents pray a decade of the Rosary and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mary.

Have you ever celebrated Mary’s birthday? Sounds like a great idea to me!