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One & Done

“Her first birthday. I’d say the joy is abundant.”

(submitted by IG @itsme_sharn)

Birthday Girl

“My 9th birthday, I guess I wasn’t having a great day.”

(submitted by IG @caro_tap

I Hugged A Clown Today

“It just wasn’t a real birthday party in the 80’s unless each kid left with some sort of lingering PTSD. This is me, clearly thrilled with the sticker on my dress that says ‘I hugged a clown today.'”

(submitted by IG @ca.rla2356

Sour Sixteen

“Our loving mother scheduled our youngest sister’s wisdom teeth extraction on her sixteenth birthday. Here she is celebrating afterwards. Cake, anyone?”

(submitted by Ashley and Kelsey)

Seven Heaven

“My beautiful 7th birthday. At least my father was happy.”

(submitted by IG @moonbiien

Just Say Yes

“This sign was hanging in my aunt and uncle’s garage when they bought their house and for some reason nobody realized the DRUGS sign was the backdrop for a children’s birthday celebration picture.”

(submitted by Kara)

The Birthday Bunny

“This is a picture of me and the (terrifying) bunny my mother hired for my 1st birthday party in the summer of 1988.”

(submitted by IG @veda.leone

Birthday Rager

“My family at my dad’s birthday. My dad is massaging his leg and clearly enjoying it. I am in the middle trying out VR. My brother-in-law is not impressed with the wig makeover my sister gave him. And the cat is a bonus.”

(submitted by IG @ksenichna

Not Miss Piggy

“This is my brother and sister Judy at one of their birthday parties in the early 80s. I don’t think my brother was aware of exactly what was behind him.”

(submitted by IG @ruthie_esther

Nightmare Barney

“Nightmare Barney making an appearance at my 2nd birthday party in 1993.”

(submitted by IG @mbertel_313