They played a few games to test their ninja skills. Keep the balloon off the ground, king of the couch cushions, and of course a couple games with Steve and the water balloons.
The water balloons have become quite a tradition. We did this game at Jakob's fourth birthday and he has requested it every birthday since. Minor details of the game switch each year, but the object of the game is always the same, hit Steve with the water balloons.
Our family came for another party later that evening. We had a crazy summer storm while they were there and most of the kids got caught outside. The rain was coming down in sheets and flowing through the streets. Everyone outside got drenched!
After all the excitement, presents were finally opened.
The kids sat and watched in comfy towells.