Two weeks ago we went to 3 birthday parties for 4 different people in 1 day. One was a skating party, one was a magician party and the third was a lovely family party for an adult and a one year old. It was a thrill ride from start to finish. To get our birthday engines kick-started, the night before all these parties, we had a friend visit who brought along a birthday cake to share for her birthday. Birthday cake, sprinkles, party favours, fun activities (and yes, occasional meltdowns) were in abundance to be sure.
The next day, when my daughter told me it was the cats' birthday, I told her there would be a ban on birthday parties until she got invited to one or hers comes along.