Like the past 2 years -- 1st birthday and 2nd birthday -- I tried to have special little touches on the table where the food sat, and made available the things that I knew he enjoyed eating -- he even helped me plan some of the food choices this year.
He is not a fan of cake, so I picked up some Timbits -- or donut holes for all the non-Canadians -- which he absolutely loved. Each year I place photos on the table that show how much he has changed throughout the years. It is amazing to me that now there are three years represented on the table, and it is so much fun to look at how much he has changed in such a short amount of time.
We couldn't keep in away from the gifts during the party, and he tore several bits of paper in anticipation. He also blew out the candles before we finished singing "Happy Birthday" -- my how he has changed!