My second oldest turned 6 years old this month, and she begged and begged for a real birthday party (we usually just do family birthday parties). I'm impressed with parents who throw a full birthday party every year for their kids. My oldest got a "real" birthday party when he turned 4, and it seriously wore me out. I remember having only two real birthday parties when I was a kid, where I got to invite all my friends. I didn't turn out too damaged, so I'm carrying on that tradition for my kids.
I made a white cake, with pink buttercream frosting, tiffany blue fondant, and pink gumpaste flowers. And you should have seen the ice cream... I made pink bubble gum and blue cotton candy sweet cream ice cream. They're still two of my favorite flavors... my sister-in-law teases me that I never out grew them :)
For the party favors, each kid got to pick out a crayon wallet (tutorial here). I made 21 of those suckas. I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture of all of my hard work.
But at least we got a picture of the pinata! That was definitely a labor of love project. There's a week's worth of paper mache and tissue flowers getting smashed in 10 minutes. So much fun though :)