This year we didn't do a friend party, we opted just to do a family party. He told me he wanted a surprise party which basically means that we decorate before he gets home. The boys had recently seen Monsters University and he wanted Monsters University decorations. We obliged and he was so excited.
My parents were here for his birthday and they joined in on the fun. Chandler got a Lego Chima set, a Lego Chima figure, Mario Tennis Wii and some clothes. Normally I don't wrap up clothes for the kids besides Christmas pajamas. I just buy them clothes when they need things or outgrow them. When Rowan saw Chandler open a package that had some t-shirts in it, he exclaimed, "Clothes?!? That's not good!" It was pretty funny. Chandler also got new scriptures from my parents with his name on the front. They are a really nice set and will be great to use for years to come. They also gave him some stickers to put in his scriptures and my mom gave him some neck ties for scouting. My mom has been in scouting on and off for like 25 years so she had just a few.