OK--I'm nuts when it comes to parties. Love them and I swear in another life I will be an event planner. Secretly it's one of my passions to throw a fun party. Ian had his 5th birthday party at All Around Gymnastics and they did such a great job with the Jedi Training Camp. Starwars is his newest passion and we had so much fun with it. Kids loved taking home lightsabers too!!! Seriously--would love to do this all the time but with every fun event is a bit of learning that comes along. What did I learn?
-Parent drop off parties are still lots of fun!! I wasn't sure about it this year but it really was a blast.
-Kids really get it at 5. (Example- we had a small cake for Ian decorated with Darth Vader that was at most a 4 person cake. Well--the kiddos at the cake end of the table had a very heated and engaged debate on how all the kids at the party were going to get cake when the cake is so SMALL... I loved it!!)
-5 year old kiddos are not quite ready for sparkler candles--I think I terrified half of the kids at least 3 peed their pants--not really but it was definitely an attention getter)
-5 year olds can have a TON of fun!!!!!