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11-07-2010, 03:08 PM
If your DC's birthday is one day, but you aren't having their party until a different day, what does your family do about a birthday cake? My DD's birthday is on a school day so we're not having her party until Saturday. It's not a party without a cake (IMHO), so we'll definitely have one for the party, but I feel bad for "skipping" her actual birthday day. On the other hand, I don't want two birthday cakes, either. Just curious what other families do.
This year since it was Dd's 1st bday, I got a small personal cake from the local grocery - about 8.00. I'm sure many places have something like this.
We did cake for the family dinner/party and cupcakes for the actual kids' party. We :heartbeat: cake, so the more the better ;)
We do two cakes. I just make them myself so it's not a big deal. The family cake is a little simpler.
11-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Treat for school on the school day with enough left that we can celebrate as a family that night (so donuts/brownies/cupcakes/etc) and then cake for the party.
11-07-2010, 03:46 PM
2 cakes or buy some cupcakes for the small family on the b-day.
11-07-2010, 03:49 PM
We usually just have the birthday DD pick out one of the small cakes they sell at the grocery store bakery. They have some that are like 4" squares of cake. Probably supposed to be a single serving or something, but the cakes are always like 6" - 8" thick so there's plenty to split among two kids and two adults!
11-07-2010, 03:59 PM
We let the birthday girl/boy pick dinner for the night of their birthday and have their favorite sweet treat for dessert (brownies, cupcakes, ice cream, fruit salad, cookies etc.)
We have the birthday cake the day of the party.
We sing "Happy Birthday" both days. This year, my DD's birthday candle was stuck in a scoop of mashed potatoes.
11-07-2010, 04:06 PM
When DS turned six last July, his birthday was on a Tuesday, and he actually was in school. That day we went to a local ice cream place where they make a big deal about birthdays. I have great pictures of DS and his siter grinning with their sundaes.
That evening DS got to open just a few small gifts.
His party was the following Saturday, with a theme cake and the rest of his gifts.
11-07-2010, 04:30 PM
Two cakes here.
This was the first year DS (who turned 4) had a real birthday party and not just a little family affair on his actual birthday. We did two cakes--one for the party and a really little one on the actual day.
11-07-2010, 06:42 PM
UGH...usually multiple cakes. We just had 3 different celebrations for DD on 3 different days. Had her "party" with DH's family last Sunday. Then her actual B-day was Wednesday. Usually I would buy 4 cupcakes (just for the family) on that day since we dont need a whole cake. But this year we went to Friendly's for ice cream instead. We didnt sing happy b-day. I forgot too...but yesterday she had her friend party and had a big cake.
11-07-2010, 06:54 PM
PPs reminded me that some years we go out to dinner and have ice cream or dessert out.
11-07-2010, 07:26 PM
Welet the birthday person pick the dinner and dessert (sometimes cake, sometimes not) and then we have cake at the party. Usually for us that means 2 homemade cakes.
11-07-2010, 08:08 PM
Another family who does multiple cakes/cupcakes, here. Most years, it feels like DC's birthdays last a full week!
11-08-2010, 07:54 AM
Thanks for all of the ideas everyone. I should have just asked DD- for her actual birthday, she suggested a decorated cookie from one of those cookie stores. That solves the problem!
11-08-2010, 08:21 AM
We have done different things. On years they have a large friend party, usually we do a simple, small cake or other dessert at home. We seldom go out to eat for birthdays, but getting dessert at the restaurant if you do is a good option too.
11-08-2010, 08:55 AM
Birthday on Thursday:
1. cupcakes to school Thursday
2. cake at home with mom and dad that night (made from a box when I was doing the cupcakes, set with a German birthday ring we do every year).
3. Friday--family bday party in a restuarant--small cake so aunts and uncles could sing
4. kids birthday party--cake
so you can see I don't think there is a problem with 2 cakes! Celebrate!
11-08-2010, 01:13 PM
Two cakes, though this year I did cupcakes on her birthday & cake for her party.
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