Celebrating Your Birthday, Prairie Style!

I didn’t start reading the Little House books until I was eleven. So I missed out on being Laura Ingalls Wilder for Halloween (that will be remedied this year!) and I never really had a prairie girl birthday party, although I recently found a photo that proves I must have had what would have the closest we could come with a Betsey Clark cut-out as a centerpiece for my 13th birthday party. The wonderful cake that my mother made and decorated that year also had a Betsey Clark doll on it.


You have to look close to see the Betsey Clark prairie girls centerpiece.


But after I saw this young girl’s Little House on the Prairie birthday party which was recently shared on facebook by fellow LIWLRA member and LauraPalooza attendee, Laura Whitaker, I was wowed.

I have a birthday coming up soon and asked my husband to take a look at the pictures so he could throw me my Laura birthday party. I’ll be 52.

What about you? Did you have a prairie girl or boy birthday party?

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4 comments on “Celebrating Your Birthday, Prairie Style!
  1. Annika says:

    Somehow (I’m not sure how) I have never had a Laura birthday. I’ve got 9 months to plan for my 35th. I think it will be a teensy bit less extravagant than the one you linked to (which looks like it cost more than my wedding!) but I will definitely have popcorn, lemonade, and vanity cakes!

  2. Laura Whitaker says:

    Never had one but I do like the saying “It’s never to late”!!!!! Can I come to yours Laura Welser??????

  3. Rebecca Brammer says:

    Wow. Loved where she said Ma would be proud. Can you imagine Ma’s reaction to the price tag of that birthday party? WOW.

  4. Julie Frances Miller says:

    That is some party! Wish I had one when I was little! It would be nice to do at least some of these things for LauraPalooza 2017 (Laura’s 150th birthday party)!