We decided to capitalize on the barely a month between Dorothy ad Jack's birthdays and throw them a joint party. This was a tiny bit tricky because Dorothy is turning 5, and Jack is turning 10, and they don't really like the same things. But! We used the same giant play place we've used for a couple of previous parties because it is huge and good for a wide range of kids, bought 2 separate cakes and decoration themes, and chose neutral favors and SUCCESS!
I have been trying to avoid giving total junk for party favors and so far my fave is ice cream gift cards.
So, he made do with Pogo Ball,
Two great parties! In one!