Presents - Birthday parties... There was plenty of food, a round small cake/torte with candles (for us, often Dad was making and decorating it), and gifts for the celebrated one. She/he was the only one to receive them, to feel special. None of the other kids expected any gift and his/her self esteem was OK with that fact :). We were running and playing (always unstructured play) and the parents will keep away. No one had the parents staying, what a freedom :)!