My youngest is five. Her birthday is Monday. Her first "friend party" was Saturday. We always tell our kids they can have a friend party or a family party. In 14 years of parenting, We've had fewer than 5 friend parties total. If you don't get it, it's hard to explain. I never wanted a friend party either. But Ellen wanted one. So Maggie made invitations. Sam made a sign. I bought hula hoops at Big Lots. Baskin Robbins made the ice cream cake. I love ice cream cake so much. My birthday is in a month and I really hope I get an ice cream cake. They aren't cheap! (But they are classy.) Get your Pinning finger ready.
Have your son, Sam, make a little sign for the party when he wakes up in the morning.
Use decorations from the ward Christmas party three years ago.
Get hula hoops. Let them be the decorations, an activity, and the party favor.
Have Ellen invent a game called "Picture Frame" and play it in the back yard.
Eat cake with built-in ice cream.