Rainbow Birthday | A Waldorf Tradition

Rainbow Birthday | A Waldorf Tradition

Rainbow Birthday | A Waldorf Tradition

Waldorf Birthdays

A Special Verse & Rainbow Cape & Crown!

Birthdays are special celebrations in Waldorf schools. The birthday child feels very special when given a Rainbow Cape and Rainbow Crown of their own. You may do this at any age at home, but I would especially like to encourage you to do it for your children turning five or six. It’s also lovely to make a special birthday table, do a birthday Around the Year Walk, and tell a special story like the one below.


We looked in awe at this new life and

said “We shall call them ____________ “

(Light the first candle) When she was 1______(add a sweet event from her first year here)

(Light the second candle) When she was 2____

(Light the third candle) When she was 3____

(Light the fourth candle) When she was 4____

(Light the fifth candle) When she was 5____

(Light the sixth candle) And now she is 6____

Then sing “Happy birthday to you”...or “We wish you a happy birthday, a joyous and celebrated birthday for our dear _____ may you have a long happy life”!



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  • How did you make that banner in the photograph?

    Tara Badger on

  • Hi there, Nell. You could try a curling iron! But they are intended to be flat ribbon wands for dancing! Thank you!

    Madlyn Jane on

  • ♥️Hello Staff,
    We have a question concerning your “mini heart streamer toys” that we bought from Bella Luna. We wondered if there was someway to curl the silk streamer because the picture that we saw on Bella Luna‘s site has the streamer beautifully curled and when we got them we realized they’re quite flat ribbons of silk and not curly at al.
    🌸 Is there any way for us to curl them and if you could send us the answer quickly we‘d really appreciate it because our party is tomorrow.
    ♥️ Thank you so much for all your assistance !
    ~ Nell

    Nell on

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