If you have friends and family members who celebrate birthdays during the same month, then consider organizing a "Birthday Club" to make sure everyone feels loved and special on their big day. A birthday club can be an informal network of people who are committed to spreading birthday cheer for all members involved. Be creative, and keep it simple.
Birthday Club Ideas
Work Birthday Clubs
Organize a birthday club for your co-workers. Ask twenty people to contribute $25 per person. The fee will go toward providing a cake and office party (during the lunch break, of course) once a month. Get co-workers to sign a birthday card for each birthday person during each month. Extra funds can go toward small gag gifts for the birthday people each month.
Neighborhood Birthday Clubs
Gather your neighbors together for a neighborhood potluck once a month. Every neighbor brings a dish to share. At the potluck, you can celebrate all the neighbors whose birthdays fall within that particular month. You may want to ask neighbors to chip in for a small gift for the birthday people or to buy a sheet cake to share with everyone.
Religious Group Birthday Clubs
Motivate your religious group -- such as a youth group at a church or synagogue -- with a service birthday club. Once a month celebrate the birthdays of those in the youth group with a service activity that benefits the vulnerable in your community. Volunteering is an effective bonding experience for those involved. Consider helping at a local food pantry, serve a meal to the homeless or visit with elderly residents. In all of these activities, participants will be gaining wisdom and appreciation for the gift of life.