Birthday celebrations are a great time to get family portraits along with general party photos. Your family is gathered all in one place, which probably doesn't happen but a few times a year or for some, only once every few years...so, it's the perfect time to celebrate and get family pictures! It makes for a much more relaxing party knowing that a photographer ( me :-) ) is capturing the cherished moments and you don't have to worry about taking the pictures.
The photos below are from a recent birthday party for a two-year-old. I think her favorite part of the party was the feather boa that she found in one of her present bags, before present time. She just danced around while the party swirled around her...in her own little world!