As far as birthday cakes are concerned, choosing or making one for a child can be enormous fun - there's almost no limit to the way in which they can be imaginatively decorated. For women it's also reasonably easy. But with men, there's often a problem.
A friend of mine recently took her little baby boy to be Christened. It’s quite a long time since I have ever been to a Christening, and the one thing that really struck me was what a wonderfully positive, happy and optimistic occasion it is. When you have a little baby, everything seems to be about firsts and beginnings.
The problem is that as a parent almost anything you think of doing special for your child's 18th birthday party will inevitably be embarrassing. So here are a few hints and tips on what to do, and what not to do, when it comes to throwing an 18th party for your child.