Instead of the regular old backyard party with the requisite cake and shenanigans, give the kiddos something much better when it's birthday time: Head to one of the two Sky Zones in Northeast Ohio. The indoor trampoline park is not only super-duper fun, but it'll exhaust the hell out of them and work off that sugar high, which is all you really want at the end of the day. Bonus: Hop in there yourself. Your kid and their bratty friends don't deserve to have all of the fun. Just try not to tear an ACL or anything.
750 Alpha Dr., Highland Heights; 31500 Viking Parkway, Westlake; 844-253-5867, skyzone.com.