Times have changed, and birthday parties have moved on from six friends playing hunt the thimble in your parents’ front room and a bowl of jelly and ice cream.
Now, your weekends are a blur of leisure centres and village halls.
Chuck some soft play or a bouncy castle into the mix, quadruple the numbers, multiply the excitement levels and standby for a noise and sugar-related headache…
1) Social niceties
You get stuck into to conversation with a really nice mum. But you can’t remember her name or that of her child. Awkward.