We had a great birthday party with Jayden and all his friends this past week. I did a pancake themed party with fresh fruit, juice, pancakes and many different toppings: whip cream, cherries, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips and syrup. The kids ate and decorated their pancakes any way they wanted and then played at the park. We were suppose to swim because it is AZ and weather is typically predictable. However, it ended up being 68 and windy, so we scratched that idea in lieu of our health. We didn't even do a cake, we just sang happy birthday and he opened presents, To me, this was so wonderful. It was relaxed, the kids had a great time and Jayden was beyond blessed.
The next day, on Jay's actual birthday, he requested " Lucky Charms" for breakfast and because it was his birthday and this type of cereal is normally reserved for camping excursions I went out and bought him some. We hung the happy birthday banner, gave him a balloon and pretty much let him dictate the day for the most part.