As kids, birthday candles are magical -- they're an opportunity for us to wish for something important. But the older we get, and the more candles we have to try to fit on our increasingly smaller birthday cake, the less special (and the more depressing) they become. Which is why it's time to resort to a new kind of birthday candle.
When birthday candles come in roman numerals the problem of making space on the cake is solved. And if you're lucky, your friends won't know how to count them and your age can remain a mystery. Click through the slideshow to see what other fun options birthday candles come in. And just be glad you don't have to listen to Luke singing you the "It's Your Birthday" song.