Visit Jeanmarzollo.com for really helpful information about planning birthday parties for kids…I especially like the list entitled “What Makes the Birthday Child Cry”.
My folks made wonderful parties for us. Themes were always big–pirates, cowboys ruled the day for my brothers. I just remember the day being so special–the candy necklaces when I was smaller– and the elaborate origami party my Dad ran for my 10th birthday. Many of my hometown facebook buddies still remember that one!
This from my 4th birthday–I wish I still had that pony (and that color hair!)