Big elaborate birthday parties

With a 5 year old birthday party for Mason rounding the corner, I have just started to think about what we will do to celebrate. I have always wanted to throw a big elaborate party for my kids, but something always happens that makes it not happen. I'm hoping this will finally be the year I can get all my ducks in a row and throw him a "Pinterest-worthy party." i've been looking all over for ideas, and just found this fun list of 50 awesome parties on Popsugar.

Do you throw your children a big huge party, or keep it small? Regardless of size, do you decorate everything according to the theme or just use what you have laying around?

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BethSummerville, South Carolina
    06/03/14
    Beth
    Ooops! Helps if I actually show you the link to the parties!!! How awesome is the Up inspired party?!

    http://moms.popsugar.com/Toddler-Birthday-Party-I…
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      06/03/14
      8Theresa Gould
      No, we keep it small, though we have ventured a little out of our norm by taking two children to the movies and one to the mall this year. But usually it's their birthday dinner, choice of dessert and a movie at home.
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      About Beth
      Current: Summerville, South Carolina
      Birth: September 18
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      obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.