We used to and it got to be expensive and just plain old stressful for me trying to get everything done. Two years ago we were in Nashville for a wedding over my youngest son's birthday weekend, so we didn't have a party for him. Instead we let him take one friend and do anything that he wanted and to dinner of his choosing. My oldest son wanted the same thing on his next birthday. Now that is what we do and it is so much more fun for all of us.