From the meticulously decorated homemade cakes to the party bags, each year's theme was painstakingly coordinated: Sesame Street, dinosaurs, Star Wars, Pokemon, insects that turned into robots, baseball cards, you name it.
There was nothing Mr. Kamikaze couldn't reproduce in icing on the top of his famous Italian cream cakes.
And nobody put more thought into a party bag than I did.
And so, I have to admit it stung a little when Boy Esq., who is about to be 13, announced his preferred theme for this year's celebration: "Please don't embarrass me Mom."
What color balloons go with that?