I am a fairly firm believer that all it takes to make a good birthday party are:
1. sugar (cake)
2. balloons (just six will do)
3. glitz (sprinkles)
4. dumb fun (party hats)
5. an element of surprise (a personalized banner! An unexpected guest! Or just a really excited one ... like a four-year-old who can't help but stick his finger in the chocolate frosting 400 times.)
Celebrating with you was a treat, Pammaramama. We really lucked out with you.