ok, this sounds wierd- and this thread probably doesnt belong in the sf... my lovely 3 yr old daughter never had a real birthday party to her name. the 1st 2 years we just had a small gathering with her cousins at my in-law's house, while the 3rd bday we just went to an amusement park. her 4th bday is coming up very early next year and i know she wants a bday party. thing is, my wife is kind of "not as interested" as i am, and i did promise my little girl that she wil have a party. also, i am very wary of spending so much for a party, like what i see other folks do. i just want a small party of her friends, plus of course our leeches, i mean relatives and close friends. but i also want it to be memorable and fun for my little girl. do you gentlemen have any suggestions? all those kiddie party websites confuse the bejesus out of me, and i really cant see myself reading those oprah/martha type magazines. thanks!