One of the perks of sticking to a Frugal Homemade Food policy is that your kids like simple things for their birthdays. Take for instance my youngest who turned 5 today who's only birthday request was, and I quote, "I want a box of that cereal with the little marshmallows in it."
Another perk is that they are just as happy with generic as they are with brand name because they don't even know the difference. Mwahahaha!
And yes, we got him more than generic lucky charms for his birthday....but I spent less than $20 on it.