Ava wanted to have a ladybug birthday party this year. (She has only been talking about it since the day after her 4th birthday!). We decided to keep it simple and have it at our house. I love it that her birthday is in the summer because we can move the party outdoors. Our house may be on the small side, but we have lots of room in our yard. The only issue we have to battle is that her birthday is in August and the heat is extreme. We decided to have a water party this year and make it as late in the afternoon as possible. Don't get me wrong, it was very hot, but it was not TOO unbearable. We had a wonderful turnout for her party and I think everyone had a blast.
Our awesome friends, Davis and Shanon, were nice enough to let us borrow their water slide...it was a hit! The kids loved it. Add in water balloons, pizza, cake, ice cream, and a pinata...and we had a considerable amount of happy children. The only sad thing is that I can't believe my baby is 5 now! Where does the time go?!?
And...last, but not least...here's a little video of the pinata. Don't let people try to tell you to go the safe way and not use a bat....just pull a ribbon. Um...yeah, right. That didn't really work as planned. However, all the kids still got candy, so I suppose they are happy. :)