Alright, who is in a food, Easter candy, hoopla fog? You too? I am very slow going today. We celebrated Easter yesterday, had a wonderful day. And all this week my kids are on Spring Break. So to say my mind and body are going slow would be a very big understatement, I am on school break mode. Meaning, relaxed and layed back. This morning the kids and I slept in until 8:20! Amazing! I had to drag my never a morning person Nora out of bed at 9am. We are slow moving. So because of that this post is a little late. Sorry about that. But hey, it is Monday after a Holiday, I feel like I am doing good.
|I think this totally resembles a pirate ship, don’t they decorate in balloons and banners?|
So far your lovely viewership pleasure I am showing you my son Gavin’s 3rd birthday party from last weekend. It was Pirate themed. And arrrrrent you excited to see it? I had to do it, I was trying to find a good way to add the pirate vernacular to this post. Job well done I think…. ok. We achieved this pirate theme by adding some pirate balloons, a pirate sign, some anchors, some Pirates Booty bags of snacks, a treasure chest and hunt (I will be making a separate post of the steps to make this fun treasure hunt happen), and some pirate decor on the dining room table.
|sign courtesy of my parents, they gave it to the kids after a trip they took
and it fit in with the theme
This was such a fun day, and really a very fun birthday theme. My 4 year old son Caleb has already stated he wants a pirate birthday party for his next one. So I consider that a job well done if I do say so myself. My very talented mother in law made the awesome pirate birthday cake. It is actually a bunch of cupcakes grouped together. She is so talented, and they always taste as good as they look. Each child attending got a party bag with a sword or hook for them to wear, some pirate tattoos, a pirate hat. The treasure loot had an eye patch for each kid and a bunch of coins of course.
|The traditional birthday banner|
This is the food area, I always try to have everything out and on hand for guests. It has minimized greatly me having to get things out or answer questions to guest. This way I can enjoy the day and the company. The little cups were bought at Wal Mart and I added the chalk board paint. Same with the drink dispenser. Obviously the lemonade was not in it yet. These are all pre party pictures. Next party I should take a picture after, see the real destruction!
|all the things ready for food|
|the snack bags are pirates booty, that was my Gavin’s one request for food|
|the clues for the treasure hunt|
|we had pasta salad and fruit salad for snacks|
|The cake, so cute|
|he could not wait to dig in|
|my crew, so excited to celebrate Gavin’s big day|
|my and my guy on his actual birthday celebrating|
|my little man, I can still feel him in my arms|
It was a great day, great company, great decor (If I do say so myself) and a great boy to celebrate being one year older. I will be working on and posting more details on the treasure hunt later in the week. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and Easter for those that celebrate. And have an even better start to the week! I am off to start this here Spring Break with my kiddos.