I guess how far you might take this does depend on how many kids you have; I have three little boys, so, we don't necessarily go all out for birthdays - mostly because we might go broke if we did. For the most part, we don't have friends invited to the kids birthdays until they are in grade school (k-4). Once they've hit that mark we usually have rented a park, gotten pizza and had games etc., the normal stuff, and added a pinta. Usually this costs about $300. What do you do for your kids birthdays? Does this seem extreme, or is it right in line?