We decided to use our church so there were no weather worries this year. In case you didn't know, for the past four years the weather for this week in August has had below normal temps (nice) and wet (not so nice for outdoor parties) weather. Also, I have these parties down to a little formula: main table, kid tables, coloring table, let the kids play...so it was also pretty easy for mom.
We had several little princess friends and four knights to protect them. They played in a cardboard castle and danced to Disney music, fought with pool noodle swords, and batted balloons because all parties need balloons. The birthday girl enjoyed every part!