It was my son's sixth birthday and we were throwing him a massive outdoor party. We live on a farm and have a wonderful pond that, every winter freezes into the most excellent skating rink. There was a massive hockey game between the guests and their parents. We roasted marshmallows and hot dogs and made hot taffy treats in the snow.
In the thirteen years and almost forty birthday parties since I became a parent, it was one of the highlights - and I've thrown some good birthday parties.
There was the year we had fifteen girls over to plant flowers in our front garden and gave them their own potted plant to take home. We once had a professional makeup artist come over and makeover the girls in dramatic stage makeup and then do a photo shoot. There have been princesses, lizard tamers, magicians and one year, I kid you not, Santa.