For Conan's birthday we had a playdough party. It turned out really well, and it was simple to put together. I just made a dozen batches of playdough, went to the Goodwill for spatulas, mellon ballers, scoops, and potato mashers galore, and put a plastic table cloth over the dining room table. Voila!
Then it was time for cake! We got a Thomas the Tank Engine cake from the grocery store bakery. It was a big hit with all the kids. I do feel a little guilt about not making a homemade cake, but realistically I just didn't have time to bake the cake as well as do the other preparations.
Conan got a lot of great new toys and books for his birthday, and had a tremendous amount of fun. All in all, the playdough party idea was a total success.
Happy Third Birthday, Conan!