On my brother's last birthday, the Big Niece was disappointed that there weren't any balloons when she woke up.
When I told her that my birthday was coming up, she declared that there should be cake, balloons and loot bags. While I was able to fulfill these requirements, my little birthday dinner still didn't manage to pass muster as a "real party" as far as the Big Niece was concerned.
Well...I tried...and aren't those balloons just adorable? :p