When I was growing up, birthday cake was a big deal. Since I was an only child until I was 15, and living during a time when most people celebrated birthdays with their families, I was lucky to get birthday cake at various celebrations five or six times a year.
Now, it’s totally different. Kids seem to be at a birthday party every weekend. This has led to an interesting dilemma: the “I’m totally over cake” syndrome. That’s right; kids are becoming bored with cake! So in order to keep kids excited about what should be the highlight of any birthday party -- the song, the candles, and the cake -- I’ve come up with some suggestions for alternative treats to satisfy those picky sweet teeth!
Ice cream sundaes
This is always a hit. Set up a little stations with all your favorite toppings, some whipped cream, and one or two ice creams, and you are set. You can even pre-scoop the ice cream into little cups ahead of time and keep in the freezer for easy serving. (You can also make it super-easy on yourself by just doing pre-packaged popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, or bars).