"This is weird to me. I can't recall a time in recent memory when out with anyone that server hasn't asked whether it's all one or separate bills right when taking the order. It's just normal default around here to have separate bills unless someone says otherwise."
Anyone who organizes their own birthday celebration should be paying for the whole thing. If someone else organizes it for them, as it should be for any adult*, that person should decide ahead of time how it's going to be paid for and let people know before anyone orders.
I know it's a sin to bring your child with you to a restaurant and lo I shall burn mightily in those fires but dang does he make it easy to ask for separate checks at the start of the meal.
What I don't get in the OP is the blithe assumption that everything will balance out over multiple dining occasions.
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