I remember birthday parties as a kid. They were the highlight of a kid's social calendar!
You found a gift at WalMart, wrapped it yourself, and showed up. You left with a belly full of pizza and cupcakes - maybe soda (the naughty indulgence!), a tiny bag of candy, and a big smile. It didn't take much to please us. Pin the tail on the donkey, telephone, maybe a water balloon toss if it was a summer birthday.
And now? Well, a party like that would have "LAME" stamped all over it. Right?
What do you remember about parties? How about now? Here's a case from Sweden that shows how out of control it's gotten.
Adults at war on kids&squo; parties | The Courier-Mail
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