One thing I love about Gilmore Girls is how they celebrate birthdays. It’s an event that takes several days. Some years there are multiple parties if the grandparents are involved. The exception to this is Rory’s 21st birthday because she and Lorelai are in a fight, so Emily gets to throw the party and it’s all formal and breaks my heart.
The one good thing about that episode is when Lorelai looks at all of the gifts and comments about it being a present mountain. At least I’m pretty sure that’s what she says. It better be what she says, because it’s what I say now. It’s just so much more fun then calling a heap of toasters at a wedding “the gift table”. It’s a present mountain.