You've got little Johnny's birthday party looming. You've decided on the theme, the venue, the food and games (more or less), you're almost ready to give out the invitations..........it's all plain sailing from now on.
Or is it?
Have you invited the whole class, or just a select few? Have you forgotten to invite somebody whose party you went to last month? Will the parents want to stay? Will siblings want to tag along and create a fuss if dragged away by their ankles? If you're worried about the politics of birthday parties, then take a look at this article from the BBC for a few pointers!