So, my girl is now seven. Amelia was allowed to choose between a small party at home with a nicer gift from Mom & Dad, or a bigger party somewhere else and something small as her gift. She decided that the doing was more important than the having (atta girl!).
Amelia selected a local bowling alley to hold The Event, and Derek and I gave her a new bowling shirt. I labored over a puppy cake (side note: She has decided she wants a dog. We are waiting until everyone in the house can poop independently before I have to clean up poop from another creature). She had a BLAST with her friends. The folks at the bowling alley were great, the pizza was plentiful, and she was happy enough to even be nice to her brother part of the time!