As the founder of Stress Free Kids I call the perfect Birthday Party.... Stress Free! #1 priority: Make sure parents know that they are to stay for the party and it is NOT a "drop off" party. Put it on the invitation. 2: Keep the party short. 60 minutes to 90 minutes. (60 min. is my preference) 3:Keep it simple (not over stimulating).4. Do NOT schedule party during nap time. 5: Play age appropriate games with the parents involved. Have a birthday parade with birthday child in front...Ring around the rosy with birthday child in middle...blow bubbles... Keep it short, simple, and stress free!