We did have a relatively big party for our daughter when she turned 1. She is adopted and it's about 99% certain she will be our only child, so I've gone a little more "all out" for her than I probably would have otherwise. That said, that party was probably around 20 guests, all of which were family or very close friends, and was held at our home. Birthdays 2 and 3 we have gone out to eat with DH, me, and my parents and had a small cake at the restaurant -- very low-key. DD turned 4 this year and said she didn't want a big party. We went to IHOP with about 8 people. I don't understand spending so much and going to all that stress as a lot of people do!
-- Kati (President)