We're started planning by daughter's birthday party. The flooded basement sort of took precedence last week, but now it's full-steam ahead, since we only have two weeks til party time!
We're doing it at our house this year so we can invite all the people my daughter wants to attend. She's a very friendly kid, and her chosen list has gotten way too long for us to afford to take them all out anywhere.
Although we still haven't seen the new minion movie, she insists minions like fruit. Since we scheduled it to be after lunch, I'm figuring we'll have a few fruit trays around, then do our regular cupcake/cake and some ice cream cups.
I always prefer something the kids will keep to a goodie bag of trinkets that may be lost before they even make it out of the car. This year we're planning to decorate small flower pots to look like minions, and then pick up some potting soil and a flat of flowers for them to each plant one in their newly decorated pot.
Besides that, I'm planning on lots of playing time, since most of the kids haven't seen each other since school got out more than a month ago.
My kids are very excited, and even Jack thinks he'll be a year older after Maggie's minion party ;)