If you're like me, you may be slightly daunted by the idea of planning a great birthday party for your kid. There are so many questions about the location, time, theme, whom to invite, how to keep the kids entertained...the list seems to go on and on! Thankfully, my friend and expert event planner Shawn Rabideau is answering all of these questions in this week's Q&A, below. Shawn is responsible for the amazing first birthday party you see here, and you'll find that so much of his advice applies to any children's birthday party, large or small. I hope his excellent insights make it a little easier for all you party-planning parents out there!