I threw Mike a party for his birthday a few weeks ago, and dang was it FUN. We did it on his actual birthday, which was a Thursday. It took a lot of the stress out of it - if people stayed late, great; if they wanted to bail early because it was a school night, no problemo. We got a little of this and a little of that, but mostly people hung around and got just the right amount of rowdy.
I even put my limited craft skills to use, producing a lovely twine and construction paper banner.
We also created the best pinata ever, which I will only explain in person or over Gchat. It's that good. Look at those happy faces after Mike broke it open!
We have some damn fine friends.
So, two weeks later: Happy birthday Mikey! You're the bee eee ess tee.