Monday, July 18, 2011

Pirate Party!

Guess who had a birthday?
I decided to try throwing a real birthday party for Asher. Last year I did nothing, and I felt slightly bad about it. So this year I decided to invite friends and cousins over, make a cake, plan games, have a theme and decorate. The theme we (or should I say I) chose was Pirates. Arrrr!

First I had to decorate my front room pirate style, you know, with random booty hanging around. Some of it was even edible.
I might leave our light fixture like this. I kinda like it.

I made a cake. My favorite part is the candles sticking out of the sides, like oars or cannons. And before you think I'm brilliant, I must confess that I got the idea from this website.

The kids played piratey games...
Including a freeze dance game to pirate themed songs. Man, these kids can dance!

At the end of the party they looked for "buried treasure" under pillows. I just couldn't bring myself to make them go outside and dig in the actual dirt in the middle of the day. I wish I had a picture of the little burlap bags of loot I made, but you will just have to believe me when I tell you that they were way cute.

P.S. I have to include a picture of Gwen. She was a complete angel the entire time. Asher wanted her to dress up like a mermaid, but I was already in a little over my head. How do people throw big awesome parties more than once a year? I was so tired afterward!


Jeff said...

Great job! Looks like a lot of fun!

Lori said...

Looks like the kids had a great time... nice work! your cake and decor were awesome! I'm sure Asher loved it :)

Lynette Mills said...

Nice job Jamie.... I know exactly what you mean about throwing parties though, it takes a lot out of you.

T-Ray said...

This is AWESOME! I love it... I love it all. You did an amazing job. Happy Birthday to Asher!

Kristy said...

They do take a lot of work. Looks like it was a hit though. Nice job.

curtis03 Lewis said...

Thanks for sharing this information on pirate party. Couple of months ago, I arranged a tea party with my friends at one of the beautiful Venues in NYC. Invited all my friends for this event and enjoyed a lot at this party.