Our oldest son turns 9 tomorrow. For his birthday, instead of throwing a party with nine friends (we've been letting them invite one friend for each year of age), we let him have his first sleepover. We mutually decided two friends was a good starting point (which made it easier to plan, but harder for him to chose who to invite--friends were going to get left out, which is hard for him, but it was also the Fourth of July weekend, so not everyone was available anyway).
It was all fairly simple. Any free time was spent playing with Legos or looking at Pokemon cards. We didn't plan much, other than the obstacle course, which our youngest son made sure happen. Low-key, but fun and enjoyable: that's our motto.
|Eating some yummy grilled food outside.|
|Followed by a birthday fruit-cicle with a candle in it.|
|A obstacle course has become almost mandatory. Complete with water hazards. Which ended up in a water fight, of course.|
|After breakfast we decided to go to Home Depot to partake in their Kid's Workshop.|