On this week’s Growing Good, Alessandra Iavarone is sharing some of her ideas for inexpensive, do-it-yourself birthday parties! Mamassandra encourages you to get the whole family involved; have your guests make some potlucks, go to the park, and have a birthday that your child will never forget. Have your child’s friends display their gifts at a talent show party, or take your little one on a camping trip. Save some money and do something truly unique for your son or daughter’s next birthday. Recycle old clothes, or create a medieval theme by making castles out of cardboard boxes! This program has been brought to you by Whole Foods.

“Write your child a letter each year on their birthday that you can give to them at a later date.” — Alessandra Iavarone on Growing Good