You can't really tell 5 year olds turning 6 that now's not a good time for their birthday, and can we postpone it a week or two?
You also can't fake them out by telling them January 7th hasn't come yet, and that it's in a few weeks.
I tried plan #3 and said, "Why don't you invite a friend and I'll take y'all out to lunch?"
After they named half their class as friends they just had to take to lunch, I went ahead and just threw them a party.
It was the same exact party they had last year (at our rec center in the gymnastics area), but I had no time or energy for originality this year.
Poor Jason didn't even get to come since he was home with the packers/movers.
Here are their party guests.
And here they are happy to be the center of attention.
(I get points for getting them each their own cake, right?)
Kyle had a fishing cake (I call it the "Fishing with Freddie" cake).
And Reed picked out bowling (The bowling with Granny cake).
And they got to do this
so everybody was happy.