I remember the birthday cake and games as a kid. Good times.
When I was a kid, I had a great 10th B-day party.It was Oct 30th and we had a costume party with a bonfire in the field, hay bales, caramel apples, and my uncle's friend played guitar for us. That's high living right there!
of course, when I was 18, we went to Maggiano's Italian Restaurant in Atlanta and it cost around $400 for 9 people to eat(no alcohol, either). That's about as expensive as we got, and only for a very special birthday.
"Camping out" with friends in a tent in the back yard with "Jiffy Pop" Popcorn in the aluminum pan!
Not understanding that your flashlights, and voices, could be detected outside the tent when it's 3 am and you're keeping the neighborhood awake!