I think we found a happy medium. We tried to plan something that Blake would enjoy. We did most of the preparations before his birthday and finished up while he was napping. It worked out well.
The theme was "The Blake Show". Here were the invitations:
^We had this on as people came in^
We had theater treats including popcorn, candy, red vines, drinks, cupcakes and ice cream.
We played a trivia game to see who knew Blake the best and the winner got a prize.
Some pics from the party:
We watched a slideshow from Blake's first year featuring him with some of the guests. a