A few weeks ago, my family made a trip to South Florida for my niece’s 5th birthday party.  It was ridiculous fun, to say the least.  And my sister-in-law did an amazing job summoning back the faintly-familiar, carefree feelings of my youth.  There was no real agenda…the only real necessities being food, fun and, of course…ponies.  Each portion of the party seemed to effortlessly flow into the next…from chow time to pony time…from pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey to an impromtu hay fight…it was pure happiness in the faces of all who attended.  For any of you looking for the idyllic children’s birthday party, look no further than this….