It is a big age gap, Thing 2 will be 12 this year and Thing 5 will be 3 so it's not like they want to do the same things and celebrate in the same way.
Last year I even bought one birthday cake and had both of their names on it. It was a huge cake so it covered both birthdays and there was plenty for everyone but I'm thinking Thing 2 really would have preferred her own cake in the style of her choice and Thing 5 really wanted that Mickey Mouse cake he was eyeing up in the supermarket!
This was my birthday blog post from last year.
http://www.mumoffivestayingsane.co.uk/2014/08/double-triple-quadruple-birthday.html As you can see the cake was lovely and we had a lovely day but I really think from now on and as they get older each child is going to want their own party and to do their own special thing. So what do I do?!
Last year Gravity Force was mentioned, an indoor trampolining centre. This year now Thing 5 is older it is more of a possibility and I know they would still love to go but what happens when they both want separate parties? We will have to shift birthdays around a bit, hold parties over the weekends before or after the actual day depending on what day their birthday falls and then have a quiet day on the actual day?
If I let one celebrate on the actual day the other one might get a bit miffed?! I mean, come on give me a break! It's bad enough having to organise five birthdays a year plus Mummy and Daddy's too but having 2 on the same day is a complete nightmare!
So it's that time of year again. What do we do on the day? How do we make each birthday special and unique? How do we celebrate to involve everyone?
I've still got cards and presents to buy, the whole day to organise and I don't know where to start. Any hints or tips gratefully received. Shall we do a day trip, organise a big party, let each child choose something different to do or just keep it quiet and easy going?
Oh and it's Uncleof5StaySane's birthday that day too!!!