· Confusion: Have the birthday child help in the planning of the party.  Go step-by-step through the entire plan of the party so that your child will know what to expect.

· Attention: The birthday child expects to be the center of attention.  The birthday child may sometimes think that too much attention is focused on siblings or other guests. Kids may also become frustrated if they do not win every game on their special day. Talk to your child before the party regarding their expectations to avoid this problem.

· Special toys: Make sure that any special toys of the birthday child are put away.  Kids may share at first, but confrontations can often follow.

· Tiredness: Try to keep your child on his/her normal schedule before the party to avoid becoming over-tired.