Today we had a birthday party for our little princess. It was interesting to see 8 kids running around our place. The ages of the children ranged from 18 months to almost four years old. I was shocked at how well everything went. Yes the house went from clean to disaster status in about one hour. We have learned to shorten the length of the party. We ended the party at a little after one in the afternoon but this allowed the parents to keep their nap schedule for their kids.
We also learned to keep it simple. We stayed with the Elmo theme that our princess picked out. Instead of BBQ, we picked up a few pizzas at Costco. This kept it simple and easy.