He started off his day with the traditional homemade birthday crown and placemat. Our family has been doing this for years. My mom would make a crown and placemat for each of our birthdays when we were growing up. I think I still got them as a joke a couple times in my 20's.. thanks mom for starting such a fun tradition. My kids look forward to them each time one of them celebrates. Caden also was presented with a stack of 7 pancakes.. complete with syrup, sprinkles and 7 candles.