Sunshine31- You know that's a really good idea. What I love about children's parties are the birthday games.
I like to give out prizes for the children and they tend to get really excited. What I do at the end of the party, is I let the kids pick a prize so that they don't feel left out because they did not win.
The prize is usually something comparable to what was given initially. I also don't like to do piñatas. I feel that children become too competitive and not the smaller children get left out and get less candy it makes him feel bad.
What I do instead is, I offer a bag of candy to all of the children that attend. This way everybody gets the same amount and no one feels bad.