Quoting Coda&Cadence's Mommy:" My daughter is about to be 4 m
onths and just thinking before I know it she will be 1 because time is ... [snip!] ... 11. What is some cute ideas? There will be kids of all ages there.
Do I just do food, cake, icecream, and presents or what?"
I did pigs n' blankets, a veggie tray, drinks, and cake. I had his party at 2:00 so everyone would have had time to eat lunch at before hand, but not be too hungry for dinner. It worked out great! Everyone seemed to have a good time (I had kids of all ages and adults too) and clean-up was easier because I didn't have a bunch of stuff left over. I also did things in this order: Food, some presents, Cake, the rest of the presents. That way, people were eating something and occupying themselves while he opened gifts. Also, it gave him a break because little ones can't handle opening more then 2-3 gifts in a row. They lose interest.
His theme was Barnyard.
We bought cow print goodie boxes and filled them with treats/gifts for the other kids. This also kept them busy during the presents.
I made cupcakes so that I didn't have to spend a ton of time cutting cake. The parents also appreciated the ease of eating these 'on the go' as they chased after their children. :-)