This was probably the easiest birthday party we've done, and it was ever so fun.
a donut cake
girls in pajamas, stories on a big bed of blankets in front of the fireplace
truth or dare
(the four year-old version, where truth=what do you want for christmas and dare=pretend to be a chicken, etc. :) )
freeze dance (eternal favorite party game in our house)
then...(a brilliant idea, which I can't take credit for. Thank you genius Jennie!)
the four year-olds toilet-papered our bushes. Which really capped the whole experience off on just the right note.
p.s.: about ten minutes before the party started, I remembered that Cookie had done a very adorable fake-slumber party story a couple of years ago. I wish I had thought of it earlier, drat. Maybe I'll use some of their cute ideas in August for an 8 year-old birthday party - I especially love the eye mask guessing game. (I'm scanning them in below, since I can no longer link to them. Sorry for the torn edges.)