I'm planning a first birthday for my second son in a couple weeks. He loves patty-cake and I thought I would do that for the theme since it's his favorite thing. However, the only thing I've thought of so far is to put a "V" on the cake like in the rhyme (for Vincent). It's a small family party. Guest list is 9 guests plus the four of us. The kids there will be 1, 2, 3, 8 and 11. Rest are adults. Here's what I need help with.
Time of day? It's going to be Saturday the 20th and my dad can only come if it's in the evening. So, if it's in the evening, I'll need to serve dinner as well as cake. What should dinner be?
Since many of the kids are small, should I do a game/craft, or should I just skip it? If I should, what could it be?
Party favors? Necessary? What would be some good ideas?
Update: The party was a success - see last post for what we decided to go with. Thanks for your feedback!