This year we did some things a little different for Ava's birthday. Since she is getting older we decided to have two parties; one for her friends and one for family. The friend party was after school on a Friday and I do have to say it was a big hit! We had an art party and Ava and her friends made canvases and other crafty little things. My camera battery died and I had to use the phone for photos. :) I had two teenagers come and help me with everything and they were lifesavers. Having about 10 little girls painting was a huge undertaking, but it went well and Ava had a fabulous time!