Rutherford B. Hayes – October 4, 1822 Born in Ohio Father died two months before he was born Graduated first in his class from Kenyon College, then went to Harvard Law School Worked as a lawyer in Ohio for several years When he wa
Samuel Adams – September 27, 1722 Born in Boston Had 11 brothers & sisters, but only 3 lived past three years old Samuel graduated from Harvard College with a degree in politics when he was 18 years old, and went on to earn his Maste
Arnold ‘Red’ Auerbach – September 20, 1917 Decorations: Basketball Nothing says basketball like an orange plate, after you take a Sharpie to it! We added a whistle and decorated the balloons on our grocery store’s stock birthday cake to complete
Milton Hershey – September 13, 1817 Born in Derry, PA Did not have access to formal schooling as a boy As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice under a candy maker for four years He borrowed $150 from his aunt and started a candy
Lee “Buddy” Archer Jr. – September 6, 1919 Born in Yonkers, NY Went to New York University after high school Graduated and joined the Army, hoping to be a fighter pilot (African Americans were not allowed
Mary Shelley – August 30th, 1797 Born in London, England Her mother died shortly after Mary was born, and her father cared for her and her older sister, Fanny Her father remarried, and her new stepmothe
William Shakespeare – April 26, 1564 Born and raised in Stratford, a market town in Warwichshire, England His father John Shakespeare was a glover (maker of gloves), and his mother Mary was the daughter of an affluent farmer. His
Eliot Ness – April 19, 1903 Activity: Solve a Crime! The kids are going to solve a crime, following a series of clues to identify the criminal. The “criminal” will be a toy (doll, dinosaur, action figure, etc.) in the house. Each clue they solve will lead them clos
Colin Powell – April 5, 1937 Activity: Awards Have fun learning about some of the most famous military awards & decorations a soldier can earn – focusing on the ones Colin Powell wears MEDAL OF HONOR: The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration
What better tradition for three young kids than a birthday party every Friday! And what better party than one where they can learn a little bit too…and get to have cake once a week? We love this family tradition and wanted a way to share it with friends and family in hopes that you will enjoy sharing it with us.
We have birthday parties…every Friday! Cake, hats, special plates, activities, you name it. Of course, it depends on the person we’re honoring. That person is always someone who is famous and has contributed to society in some major way (unless we really like their movies, songs, or professional sports' team).
We celebrate young or old, really famous or just kind of famous, really good or really bad (but we don’t sing Happy Birthday to the bad guys). We do something fun to help us learn about our birthday boy/girl, like our solar system art on Gallileo's birthday or coonskin caps for Davy Crockett's!