I love birthdays. When Phil and I got married he just didn't get it. He didn't know that I HAVE to have a cake. Then, he didn't know that I really need candles on my cake and not just the candles with the numbers on them, but I need as many candles as I am years old. That is a non-negotioble item.
I don't know how it started or who started it, but it's a tradition in the Kercher family to lick the frosting off your candles. Maybe everyone does this; maybe we're wierd. I don't really care. I am training my kids in candle licking. Sometimes we even double lick. Egads!