Birthday parties have gotten out of hand. With five kids, I could go broke planning and throwing birthday extravaganzas. For my first and second, I went overboard. I've since reined it in, but have worked to not let any of the "special" be lost. I've taken tips from friends and family, so the birthday boy or girl has an extraordinary day once a year, whether or not they deserve it.
Here are some simple tips to make a birthday wonderful and not break the bank.
Check out the slideshow above for five special touches that cost next to nothing.