One of my favorite things about our family is that we celebrate every ones birthday. Every single person in the family gets their own special day and we all come to celebrate. I didn't realize how unique that was until I got older and I would say something about it and people would ask, "EVERY person gets a party. You don't combine?? And, you do it on the actual day"?? And, the answer is no, we don't combine and yes, we try very hard to do it on the actual day. You only have one day a year that is all about YOU and YOU get a party, with dessert of your choice on your birthday.
We do have to step away from the "on your birthday rule" for the kids because they have the big parties and those are on the closest weekend. The adults typically have lunch or dinner and it's just a nice time to get together, let the kids play and spend time together as a family. Our kids are going to have some fun memories of growing up with their cousins.
Here's some photos of Savanah's party.