Ideas? Well, for as long as I can get away with it-- we're gunna stick with the princess theme. Maybe not full blown Disney Princesses, but a generic princess theme. My cousin set the bar VERY high when it comes to little toddlers birthday parties and hired a real princess to come and do a magic show, facepainting and made balloon animals.
We've been very fortunate to have had Ava's 1st birthday (a month after Emma was born) and the girls 1st and 2nd birthday parties at my parents house. So I know about all of the organizing, party planning, food, entertainment (has been swimming). But how do you factor in the cleaning and what timing is your rule of thumb? Late morning? Late afternoon? Noon? (Taking into account.. these girls are toddlers and still take naps, as the rest of their crew still does too!)
Thanks for your advice.. I'm looking forward to it!