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5. Food
Because the focus is on the kids at an American birthday party, the food is often terrible. Let’s face it—most kids would love to live on nothing but pizza, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, soda  and French fries. Of course, this is assuming food is served at all—sometimes Anglo kids’ birthday parties are so short that there’s nothing served but super-sugary, heavily frosted American-style cake. Then, after an hour or so, you get to take your child home just as the sugar high is kicking in!