When boys get to a certain age it is better to have a birthday party off site rather than have ten testosterone charged boys running around my house in the middle of winter (rainy and windy outside).
He chose the birthday cake which I made and decorated accordingly. It was a rich chocolate cake smothered in creamy chocolate icing, smarties and maltesers. I can assure you that it was not low fat and was very heavy.
He had his party at a place called Sidetracked which is an extremely well organised indoor go-karting venue. Everything runs like clockwork there. You are greeted at the party room which is run by young men. Each group has a party supervisor who directs all the boys where they next have to go.
The first port of call was ten minutes of go-karting. Something happens to boys when they get behind the wheel of a car, any car. It was foot down and go as fast as you can the whole time. I think a few of them thought perhaps it was Dodgem cars and did their best to run up the backside of the kart in front.
And finally a feast of party pies, sausage rolls, chips and the birthday cake.