We've come a long way from the days of sewing costumes to match the birthday party themes, haven't we?!?!?
Here we are at year 6 and I've finally learned a thing or two. Really, the only thing that matters is that you (the parents) don't have to clean up after said party. Seriously.
Matching balloons, matching streamers, matching cupcakes, matching theme gift bags, matching anything just really doesn't matter.
What does seem to matter is how much the said birthday child is involved in the decisions. Namely who to invite and what they want to do. And with a little PR you can dictate those decisions, too.
Throw in some plates in their favorite color and you are mother of the year. No. More. Costumes.
But he did look pretty cute back then, didn't he?