We had a lot of fun with Rhode's sixth birthday this year. This was his first big birthday party with friends and I think he had a lot of fun.
In the past, I have had plans to throw him birthday parties with friends, but there was a good while there that he didn't really have any little boy friends his age. Scarlet had made a lot of friends through preschool and dance that we had started spending time with. But none of them had boys Rhode's age. It wasn't really until this last year in preschool and now in kindergarten that he suddenly has this great group of friends.
I grouponed a birthday party package at Bounce U. It was an okay deal. The kids got to bounce for an hour with their special cosmo lighting. My kids called it disco party lights. All the guests got glow sticks and Rhode got a glowing sticker that said "I'm the Birthday Boy". They jumped very happily the whole time.
Then we headed for the party room. Rhode requested a color cake so I made his name out of fondant and he designed the rest.