Ahoy Matey! It’s a Pirate’s Party for Me!

I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it’s been 4 years! But I can believe that my kiddo had an AWESOME pirate birthday party! He had great props (as usual) made by Daddy, a bunch of pretty details by Momma and most importantly… He was surrounded by loving family and friends on a beautiful sunny day for his Pirate party!

My son and I had a great time getting ready for the party. He helped me with everything! The invites, the favors, pretty much everything! For the invites we decided to hand deliver them in glass bottles!  The day I was going to deliver the invites, Max had the opportunity to have a play date instead of driving around town. But he said, ‘No, I have to help give everyone their invitations!’ I did do all the burnt edges, no 4 year olds helped in the burning process!

The pirate ship was a huge hit! There was a kid in it at all times. We had a couple of cap-sizing moments, but we got it back up and going pretty quick! Daddy wasn’t originally going to add the Captain’s Quarters, but as he was building it he realized that he needed it. And it was perfect!

It was great watching all the kids run around with their party favor pirate gear! Some wore it all, other just wore pieces. We made, sashes, hats, eye patches and they all got a sword.

I really loved our portrait of my son’s Great Great Grandfather Pirate Pete. My mom had an idea of dressing up an old photo like a pirate. I wasn’t exactly sure what she meant, but I ran with what I thought she was talking about. And the portrait is really my son’s Great Great Grandfather, but his name wasn’t Pete and he wasn’t a pirate! We added all the 3d pirate gear!

I designed everything! My husband was out-of-town when I came up with the birthday party Jolly Roger icon. I was so excited about it, but didn’t have anyone to show it to! I was on pins and needles waiting for him to read his email and see my design. And when he did, HE LIKED IT too!! Yea!! So off I went turning it into invitations, tags, food and drink labels, goodie bags, pirate hats and pirate booty bags! I used a combo of stamping and freezer papers stencils for all the printing.

And who doesn’t love cake??? I am not the best with cake decorating! Last year, I didn’t even show a picture of the cake… But this year I was very excited about the cake turning out much better than last year. It’s still not super professional, but I’m getting better and better! Yea!

I know! It’s a lot of pictures, I know! But I hope you enjoyed it. Want to have one just like it? I’ve started posting it on etsy !

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To Do List- A Band of Pirates!, done

We had a great Halloween! How about you?

The kiddo already had his costume. He got it for Christmas last year and has worn it and worn it and worn it. I went to wash it, and noticed that the tag said spot clean only. But I figured, hand wash would be ok, right? Then I got nervous… So I followed the directions and they were right! The red runs! Easily! So glad I didn’t wash it! But then Wednesday night chocolate milk got spilled on it. Luckily the Pirate Booty Jewels covered it up!

With his costume already being done, I had to sew something! RIght? Most everyone was like, AWesome, you don’t have to make one… But I was sad! I love making his costumes! Instead I switched to Mom and Dad’s. And for some insane reason waited ’til Halloween day to make them…. Dad’s was easy. A sash and a fleece vest. And he wore a pirate party favor hat. And for me, I made a skirt! Tulle on the bottom, shiny black in the middle and red sheer on top. Of course, it all went along pretty well until I went to put it on…. When I sewed on the top layer, I accidentally sewed over the elastic…. I tried to take out the stitching, but it didn’t want to come out, so I got a bit of it out and had to do a little extra cutting of the sheers… (notice no pictures from behind!)

All in all we looked like a crazy band of pirates and had a hilarious night of trick or treating and I marked two things off my to do list!

Unfortunately I think even though I marked two things off my to do list, I think I have to add another… A new pirate costume for the kiddo! Yes, Halloween is past, but that doesn’t stop dress up in our house!

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