To make a Pirate Ship Cake: Have your husband be a creative genius who thinks about the ins and outs of any medium - including cake and icing. To make a fun May b-day party: Order up one perfect sunny day for outside play. Make sure you have 100 balloons for all 8 children to wind up and throw at Dad. Make sure Dad appears to be doing the Heisman when fending off any balloon bombs.
To have a happy bday boy: have grandma make capes (red was his favorite) that he wears all the time. Naked. Sleeping. Whatever.
Mix up. Enjoy!