This year I sat and enjoyed it all. I watched scooter races and skateboard turns between the cousins. I snapped photos and helped open gifts. We had a piñata and ate grandma's enchiladas. People helped themselves. There were just a few decorations that I put together an hour before the party. It was nice & easy. Stress free, and fun.
Now if only I could talk Leon into downsizing his notoriously grand party visions, we might try and make a habit of it.