Friday, September 23, 2011

Arrrgh! Its a Pirate Party!!!

I stumbled across a pirate party several months ago and new
instantly that I had to talk Dylan into picking pirates as his theme.
Luckily, it wasn't too hard to get him to jump on my party train,
or should I say...
my party ship!

I'm a believer that love is in the details and that love is what
makes a party special. I researched more hours than I will
admit too and bookmarked tons and tons of websites.
I was so happy with how it turned out.
But most importantly, My Birthday Boy had the best time.
I am so sad that I did get more pictures, but I was running around
like a chicken with my head cut off, and I didn't think to hand my
camera to a friend. :( Lesson learned. Actually, I might start
hiring a photographer?

So here are some of my favorite details:

All Little Pirates need some yummy Grub...
The "grub" table included (from left to right)
Cupcakes. I can not even believe that I didn't get picture of them. They were SO cute!
Some were white with red x's and some were blue with white skull and cross bones.
PBJ roll ups held together with little pirate swords. My hubby get credit for that cute
little detail.
Polly's Crackers (Cheeze Its) and Peg Legs (Pretzel sticks)
Veggie Grub (Veggies and Ranch)
Arctic Water (was meant to be ice water. But we forget the ice,
so it should have been called Caribbean water)
Pirate Punch (fruit punch)

Love the flag. My mom made it for Dylan.

On the kid's tables, we had Pirate Punch (strawberry soda)

and Pirate Juice Boxes for little siblings.

Pirate Grammy welcomed our little guest and transformed them into Little Pirates!

This was such a small detail, but one of my favorites.
This was his gift table:

X marks the spot letting our little Pirates know they've arrived
to their destination!

Daniel and I planned the games together.
He is pretty fabulous at this sort of thing.

First up,
the Pirate's need to have some Pirate Training
before become REAL pirates.

We set up an obstacle course.
First, the kids "walked the plank"
Second was a Peg Leg Race. Kids hopped on one leg to the
buried treasure.
Then, they dug for treasure... with their TOES!
And lastly, they had to crab walk back and tag the next pirate to go!

Daniel and I showed them how its done:

Then we had a "Cannonball Toss".
AKA water balloon toss.
I think this was the favorite for a lot of the kids.

Our last game was a Treasure Hunt. Daniel set clues all over the park.
At the end, the kids found a treasure chest pinata.
Sadly, I did not get any pictures of the treasure hunt.

And then comes CAKE!

And again, I can not believe I didn't get a picture of it, but Dylan
had the cutest little cake. We only used it to blow out candles at the party
but we did eat it the next day at my moms.


Now its time to start planning next year's party!
Just kidding!! (kind of)

post signature

Posted by Picasa

No comments:

Post a Comment