Invite your five best, best, bestest friends.
Tell them to bring their camping mattresses, sleeping bags, pyjamas and toothbrushes, for it is a sleepover.
Play some loud and hysterical party games. There should always be some crying, but not much. Do dancing.
Order Chinese take-aways (get Daddy to fetch them).
Eat birthday cake, preferably the chocolate kind with the silver balls on top.
Have a treasure hunt that takes you up and down the stairs fifty thousand times.
Watch and eat and cuddle your treasure (Shrek DVD, popcorn and teddy bears for everyone).
Colour in princess pictures.
Admire each other’s fulsomely.
Have your toenails painted in a ridiculous mixture of colours, by Mummy.
Change into pyjamas and brush teeth.
Wake Daddy to blow up the mattresses.
Watch a second DVD – Curious George – from your beds.
Pause the DVD on the stroke of midnight for a midnight feast.
Return to the DVD.
When it is finished, switch off the lights and have hysterical giggling fits for half an hour.
Fall asleep and wake at 8.30am, hungry again.
Order rolls and chocolate croissants from the bakery (send Mummy).
Play with your presents, kiss your friends goodbye, spend the rest of the day in happy afterglow.