We had the big combo 6/4 "Star Wars" birthday party this weekend, and it was a huge hit.
11 kids between the ages of 3 and 7 jumped around in our newly finished basement for a few hours, hitting each other with the homemade "light sabers" that I made out of pool noodles and shiny duct tape. We made up a couple of Star Wars-themed games (throwing water balloons off the deck at a chalk drawing of the Death Star in the driveway, thawing a frozen Han Solo action figure, pin the hair on Princess Leia) and then decorated bags for collecting candy out of the pinata.
I'm guessing that this is probably the last year that I can get away with doing one party for the two kids. It sure was nice while it lasted!