I am totally and completely addicted to pretty stationary, paper, cards, and well you name it! I just can't turn it down, which is why I usually buy my students' birthday cards during the summer (I like Trend Enterprises). This is the card I'm using this year, and I think it's really cute. I'm AWFUL about forgetting things, so as soon as I get my class list and have access to information like birthdays, I fill out my cards way in advance, so I'm always ready!
Along with my love of pretty paper, I also love fun stickers. Personally, I like the shiny and/or glittery ones, but my students always like the stickers that smell, so I buy a pack of birthday stickers that small like icing to give my students on their birthday too.
I really can't take credit for my students' favorite part of the day. Without a doubt, it is the lunchroom experience that my students look forward to the most. We have a wonderful group of ladies who work in the cafeteria, and they have this special birthday song that they sing/dance/clap to for the birthday boy or girl. My students literally beam when get their birthday song. (Maybe I should be a bit offended that they cringe when I sing Happy Birthday to them:)
What do you do to celebrate? Join us over at Sunny Days to share your fun!