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Let's Tone Down Those Over-The-Top Kid Birthday Parties

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17. Think Of Your Favorite Birthday
My childhood favorite was in my backyard. I was turning 10 or 11, and my mom had made a giant chocolate chip cookie in the shape of a heart, big enough for every one of my eight friends to have a slice.

The only entertainment was my younger brother, who was 6, and a bunch of helium balloons. We listened to music, danced on the lawn, and laughed for hours.