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Happy Birthday, February Kids!

Camp’s curated monthly guide to February birthdays, from cake baking to gifts — and all the arty party-planning details in between.

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They say it’s your February birthday? Don’t worry, we’ll keep this as short as the month you were born in so we can get to the partying. While February birthdays might get lumped in with Valentine’s Day, they’re also special because it's statistically unique to be born in the shortest month of the year. But what these kiddos lack in days, they make up for in height: Science shows babies born in February are typically taller and weigh more than their friends at age 7 (further proof: Michael Jordan celebrates his birthday on February 17). February kids’ can also fame-claim being born in the same month that we pin our hopes on a groundhog, honor pizza (National Pizza Day is February 9th), and spread good vibes (Bob Marley was born on February 6th)!

So if all that — plus hearts, flowers, and chocolate — sounds like a reason to celebrate, read on for our gift list, cake making (and decorating) guide, party ideas, and quick-hit do's and don'ts for monthly birthday mastery.

Roses are Red, February Birthday Cakes Are Red Velvet

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Crush much? Check out our guide to making a red velvet birthday cake (among other festive cakes for the month) that everyone will love dearly.

Or take a crack at making any old store-bought cake feel a little extra special and homemade with this quick 5-minute cake hack.

10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your February Kid

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Discover why February kids are famous for being Friends (Jennifer Anniston was born this month), presidents, and taller-than-average people.

10 Heartfelt Birthday Presents Your February Birthday Kid Will Love

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Wondering what to get your February Birthday Kid? This guide to the perfect gifts for the month has a ton of age-appropriate gifts to chose from. Unless your kid was born on a leap year and is technically only like two years old or whatever. You're on your own there.

10 Creative Theme Ideas For February Birthday Parties

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You've only got 28 days to plan the perfect party (if you're lucky!) so you're going to need all the help you can get. This guide to February birthday themes is a great place to start.

Host a Virtual Birthday Celebration with CAMP!

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Not to brag, but here at CAMP we're pretty good at having fun. Find out about how to host a virtual celebration with some of our all-time favorite CAMP Counselors, from a Karate Dance Party + Songwriting Spectacular to a Treasure Trunk Adventure!

And Last but Not Least … Camp’s Do’s and Don’ts of February Birthdays

  • Do everyone a favor and celebrate National Pizza Day on your kid’s birthday.

  • Don’t celebrate National Brussel Sprout Day, because it’s on January 31st and also ew!

  • Do give your kid a birthday card.

  • Don’t give your kid a Valentine disguised as a birthday card.

  • Do put on some reggae and sing like February birthday guy, Bob Marley.

  • Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing is gonna be alright.

  • Do a star-studded Oscar-themed birthday party, complete with a red carpet.

  • Don’t forget the popcorn and a movie, like the new Tom + Jerry movie; it’s set to be released on February 26th!