When making your birthday party plans and when you are not having a planed party always honor the birthday person (child or adult) with some recognition and appreciation. Let’s give that person some positive attention right before the big day, on the birthday and even talk about what happened that was fun during the birthday. I mean squeeze everything out of it.
I remember growing up with one of my siblings that was 3 years and two days younger than me. Yes our birthdays were 2 days apart; however they always celebrated our birthdays separately. We each had our own cake and sung to on our day!