1. Send out picture post cards of your cute kids on their bikes. (OR, hand deliver, the day before. gulp!) Invite all your friends for Saturday the 26th and make sure they bring their bikes!
2. Hope that the church parking lot and pavilion won't be busy the day of your party. Luck out that it isn't!
3. Plan the party on a day when all your family will be in town. Extra adults to help with all the extra hooligans is appreciated! Also, be thankful for great friends who stay to help as well. They can help cover Grandpa, just in case he needs a nap. Oh, and don't forget, sisters and a cute baby ALWAYS makes things a bit more fun.
4. Create a bike obstacle course. Sidewalk chalk makes it easy, but a creative little sister makes it cute! It's fun to include water balloon basketball.
5. Make license plates to go on your bikes and noise clackers for the spokes.
6. Line every body and their bikes up for the course. On your mark, get set....
8. Have lots of helpers for opening presents!
9. Make a Mermaid cake AND a tractor cake. So, even though you vowed you would never make your kids share a birthday party, you can feel okay about it cause at least they each got their own cake!
10. Decide the party was a success by looking at these two smiling faces....