My own children got a cake – homemade by me – came out of the oven lopsided – no biggie – just add more frosting to the collapsed side. Today moms stay up until 4 am making the perfect cake – with a theme. All birthdays now have a THEME!
We played pin the tail on the donkey, had a scavenger hunt, opened presents, sang an off key version of “Happy Birthday to YOOOOUUUU” – ate cake and sent everyone home with a balloon. The end. Party over. No ones grandparents flew in from Texas to attend.
Not sure when all this changed.
Side note: This cake does rock!