Time flies, especially in October. We have 4 out of our 6 birthdays within 1 month of each other! Kate's birthday is the last of the bunch. I have simplified my Halloween/Kate's birthday dilemma with an annual costume party. This way I make sure I have her Halloween costume (or choice of costumes) ready, the theme is always picked, and we even do a little "trick or treat training" through the neighborhood.
Here is a little bonus for you digi-scrappers. This is the template I used for both of the above layouts.