(Seriously, though. Told her she could have it at any party place in town, reminded her that she could have a way bigger party if it was someplace besides our house, etc).
She wanted a sleepover, but we did that for Cooper's birthday, and I just. It was. Nope. So, and this is GENIUS, we had a sleepUNDER. The party was late (5:30-7:30-- these are six-and-seven-year -olds here), and we told everyone to wear their jammies. We had pizza and watched a movie and then THEY WENT HOME AND SLEPT IN THEIR OWN BEDS. Perfect!!
The theme was llamas and unicorns and llamacorns (BUT MOSTLY LLAMAS, MOM), and I patted myself on the back for days about these rainbow llamacorn jammies from Children's Place.
We made a quick balloon run the morning of the party, but otherwise, this was a chill party.
I raided our art bin to set up a little bag decorating table so the kids could decorate lunch bags to use for their pinata candy (and then Cooper jumped the pinata line and no one really even got a turn, so that was awkward).
Ben and I had everything cleaned up by 8, and everyone went to bed at their normal time.
And guess what? She wants a home party again next year because of course.