Experts agree that, in moderate amounts, sugar isn't really going to harm your child. But at a birthday party, kids typically eat a lot of sugar -- too much, in fact -- in a short amount of time. All that sugar and junk food can cause your child's blood sugar levels to spike and then crash, leading to post-cake meltdowns. And those aren't fun for anybody.
So, what do you do? It seems kind of unfair to take away treats altogether, especially at a birthday party. We say, "Let them eat (cup)cake!" Just leave the other sugary nibbles out of it, and try some of our super-fun, kid-friendly -- but healthy -- snacks.