What was your most memorable (for good reasons!) birthday when you were a child?
I think mine was probably having a bouncy castle party - although it meant that I had to invite my whole class (including smelly boys)!
From my mum's point of view, it was probably a really simple party to run, after a few years of pass-the-parcel & musical bumps, throw everyone onto a bouncy castle & just feed or apply plasters if they reappear!
Nowadays, it's much more common to have a bouncy castle, entertainer, or visit from a princess - the bar has been raised for 'cool' birthday parties and as parents, it's a competitive (and expensive) business.
Let's make memories for our kids, thankfully that doesn't always mean we have to make a huge dent in our bank account to do it...