My sons birthday is on a Thursday this year and I am debating whether to bring treats to his class. His birthday party is going to be Thursday night so I don't know if I should do something at school or not. It's fun to do but I don't feel like I have to, especially with his party later that day which will definitely have cake or cupcakes. He's in kindergarten btw.
Our kids always love taking in treats to celebrate their birthdays. Luckily, their schools have allowed homemade treats. This year I did cake pops - they're smaller than cupcakes, single serve, and I wrapped them individually so that they could be taken home if they wanted. Even with a "big" birthday party, it's nice to have a little celebration with their teacher(s) and classmates.
My son's birthday is always the week we're out for Thanksgiving. This year I took cupcakes to his class the Monday after the holiday. He and the class loved it. I will keep doing it as long as he wants. They are kids for only a short time. I'll revel in it as long as I can. :-)
We're not allowed to bring birthday treats unless they're on the Stalker list (peppered turkey jerky, anyone?) It's a huge petpeeve of mine and I don't want to get started so I'll just say that if treats were allowed, I'd send them; I will not send peppered turkey sticks or 30 bags of Baked! Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips (just what every teacher wants - 30 kids with orange fingers in her classroom).
We always do. It is their special day, why not let then have it? It is not so much about the treats (treats now and then later that night) it us about the kid celebrating their day. My cousins celebrate birthday months...