When you have six kids, it can be VERY hard to make each kid feel special. There are just so many of them. So we make birthdays VERY, VERY SPECIAL.
After they fall asleep, we decorate their room with balloons, streamers, flags, and a large Happy Birthday sign. It's fun for The Hubby and I to take the time to make it special for each of them. We have it down to a science now. We can blow up 10 balloons and set all the decorations up in less than 10 minutes. The goal is to make the room as festive as we can and NOT wake anybody up!
It's an amazing feeling to see the kids faces when they wake up in the morning. The balloons are tossed over the balcony and Happy Birthday is sung all day long! If we have visitors that particular day, the birthday kid always drags them up to their room to see all the amazing things hanging from the ceiling. (Just to let you know, I reuse everything! The only thing I have to do is buy more balloons every 2 years)
This is just one day that each of our kids get to feel like they are THE most important kid in the world. Thank goodness, because tomorrow they'll have to move on down the bench!