Friday, May 31, 2013

Pirate Party! Argh!!!

Ahoy there! When I asked Bug a few months ago what kind of birthday party she wanted, I was surprised to hear her say a pirate party. And honestly I was hoping she'd change her mind.  But she stood her ground and after some assurance from Hooch and B that a girly pirate party was possible I was on board with it too. I had a few ideas rolling around in my head already so it was time to start planning!

First I decided on a color scheme for the party: pink, black and white.

I had tables set up with pirate gear for all the kids to get dressed up as pirates.  On the tables were eye patches, bandannas, tattoos and moustaches.

(The water bottles were just to keep all the gear from blowing away. It was super windy that day!)

And bug got her own special "Captain Hook" hat.

There was also a treasure hunt (which the bigger kids found about 5 minutes into the party!).  I bedazzled a black treasure chest and filled it with tons of pirate booty (beads, plastic bracelets, stickers, candy, gold coins, ect.).

Each kid got their own little treasure chest to fill up with their goodies.
And I have to say the kids loved this! They took off running and grabbed as much stuff as they could as fast as they real pirates!

Then it was time for all the little pirates to walk the plank!

For the cupcakes I owe Hooch and her cutting machine all the credit.  She found these cute pirate ship and hat cupcake holders and cut them for me.

I also had a cake...because you can never have too much dessert! I ordered it from my local Shop-n-Save and really didn't expect too much of it.  But I have to say they did a fantastic job! I was so surprised when I saw how cute it turned out.

Oh and I also want to show our Pirate Pasta Salad made from a red pepper skull and cucumber crossbones!
Thank you to everyone who came and helped with this party! It was a swashbuklin good time!

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