As part of our Tanner Family Reunion we threw a Birthday Party for all of the cousins.  We only get together once a year so we miss each other’s birthdays and it just so happens that the majority of the birthdays are during the summer.  I think it takes the pressure off to remember every cousin, grandchild or niece or nephews birthday if we know that we will be celebrating together at some point.

I love the rainbow theme birthday because it is inclusive of every child.  Every kid loves colors and has a favorite color too!  It is also very easy to incorporate games into the rainbow theme.

This year we are doing a Minute To Win It Theme.  I will let you know how it goes.

I also want to incorporate a “White Elephant” gift exchange.  Every cousin will bring a simple gift that they would enjoy, all wrapped up.  Then we will play the gift exchange game like we do at Christmas and everyone will end up with a different gift. Look Whats Cool, a clever online store with lots to choose from has helped make this event roll over smoothly for us.