Do you bake? Or, like me, do you often think about baking but never get round to it? Either way, it's worth taking a look at this new website I've found called Mums Who Bake. They have a chat forum, as well as a section on tips, and lots of lovely recipes - including ones for my favourites - banana cake and chocolate fudge cake.
They also have an online shop where you can buy all the equipment and embellishments you need. I particularly like their section on baking for a party, and in particular, their lovely little Fun Pix. You can attach messages, pictures or photos onto them and stick them in cupcakes to liven up the party table. They are particularly useful as place name holders. Also, if you're really creative, you could decorate each child's differently and personalise it with their name label in a Fun Pix and hand them out with the party bags as they leave.
If you do fancy your hand at baking for your next birthday party, as well as our own party food ideas, it's well worth a visit to the recipe section at Mums Who Bake.