Instead of a traditional birthday cake, we had chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting (so much easier, and less messy). Recipe here.
Gift Giving was really easy. All #4 asked for was a 'nice' basketball and the XBox 360 game Cars 2.
Grandpa also joined us for cake when Clint got done with school.
At the end of the night everyone was happy, including me because:
1. I didn't have to clean up anything, and
2. party gifts were provided through the tickets everyone was able to cash in prizes and candy.