On birthdays, we play a little game based on the game show "Let's Make A Deal". For each present the child gets, we send them out of the room while we set up the living room with a blanket over their present and two other "hoax" presents (such as a box of salt or a pair of their own shoes) covered in a blanket as well. Then we call the children and in our best game show voices ask them to choose behind "curtain" one, two, or three. After they make their choice we ask them if they would like to stay with that choice or trade it in for another curtain. It's really fun when they choose the curtain that contains the silly stuff and eventually they always get to the real prize- their actual birthday present! Why not incorporate your childs favorite game into the birthday celebration? It will be a ton of fun and also helps them appreciate their gift!