Having a birthday party to celebrate someone’s birthday is a very common event in the U.S. A person will send out invitations to a party and those who received the party invitation will respond yes or no. Bringing gifts to the party is customary, unless it is specified that the individual wants no gifts. At the party games are played, there can be a pinata, and food is served. Parties usually only last a few hours and once it ends, thank the host and then leave. Parties are more common for younger children.