Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Pirate Party!

Ahoy ye Mateys! Today was the big day - Graham's 6 year old Pirate Party!
I had the kids come into the garage through the side gate and they were greeted with pirate music and a motion sensor spider that would drop on them. (and me in the head a few times.)

The kids came in and we made Pirate Booty necklaces (fruit loops) we had them gear up with patches, hats, swords, compasses, etc. Then they all received their "pirate names." My favorites were Black Hearted K, Moldy Eye C, Gunwalls O' Greg, and Cutthroat I. Argghhhh!
Graham was the Captain of course. He showed his crew that if they didn't shape up they would walk the plank.
Greg walking the plank.
The fierce crew (do you like my Wal-Mart $2.50 sheet that I painted for a pirate flag?!) Graham is standing in between Greg and his BFF (or until he thinks girls are eh) K. They spend HOURS (not exaggerating) outside playing together. Her little brother I is Greg's good friend so they make a great foursome.
Captain Jack, (oh, um, er I mean Dan) giving the kids their clues for the treasure hunt!

"We found treasure!"
I thought the pinata looked a little lackluster so I hot glued gems and glittered pipe cleaners onto to it. Who wants to find a dumb paper box? Ok, I think this is the cutest picture ever - K is 6 months older than Graham but is in first grade. She was reading all his cards to him. How sweet is that?
I am going to brag here. It's my blog so I am entitled. I made this cake. Four sheet cakes, four batches of frosting and four hours later - viola! I made the sand out of cinnamon graham crackers and the pirate ship was his small gift from us. I mean, we JUST took him to Disneyland, so that was his big present!

I asked the kids who was thirsty for some Shark's Blood. A few of them looked over at my friend Kj in horror. They got scared of a little fruit punch, but it was funny.
Hitting the pinata! I'm proud to report that no kids were injured this year. Thanks to the moms who stayed to help me watch out for the ones trying to cross the safety line!

All in all it was a great party! We never know what the weather will be this time of year here so I always plan the parties in the garage in case it's yuck - but it worked out great again! I am TIRED but Graham's dancing around and grins were all worth it!

Now onto Halloween!!

25 comments:

Parker said...

OH, my goodness. You outdid yourself for sure. You're the best Mommy ever. I love everything you did. Especially the cake. You ROCK sister girl.
hugs,
Kat

Randall said...

Looks like such a great time! And the cake, my word, you should be so proud!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Arrrgggg and shiver me timbers...that looks like it was WAY fun!

AJ said...

How fun! You did a great job-especially on that cake! You go girl! My oldest daughter is turning 9 next week and she is having an "almost sleepover" party. Hope I survive!

Allison said...

I think you get the prize for best pirate party of the year. That was awesome!

keysha said...

Wow! You are an amazing party planner (note to self!) That cake loooked 'professional' and it sounds like you spent so much time planning and putting this great gig together! (Loved the pirate names, argggg)!!!

Graham is such a doll! He has grown up so much since I have moved here--what a great kid!

Heidi & Oliver said...

Holy cow - definitely a job well done! I love the cake!

The Golf Widow said...

Oh my word what a great cake! All those pirates were so cute, too! Glad the party was a success it looked like a blast!

kjtroxel said...

The party was seriously fun. Good pacing too. Nothing seemed rushed nor did anything drag! What a great dad Dan is! I already thought that he was cool but now that he'll sport eyeliner (and still look handsomly piratish) then ask ME for advice on getting it off...he sure won some points in my book!

Emily said...

Holy Cow, you have been busy! It looks like so much fun. Way to go!

NatRat said...

I loved watching you and Dan running around in your pirate costumes. It looked like it was a success! The cake is awesome...good job Mrs Talented.

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Looks like a very cool party! Good job! Times flies doesn't it? I can't believe my baby is 7!

Heidi and Judd said...

Wow, I'm impresed! Your such a good Mom! I love it! Happy Birthday Graham!

Jo said...

It looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Will you do my next birthday cake? I am so not that clever and yours looked so great!!! What a fun party, I will have to remember that one.
I loved all the pictures of your son. Isn't being a mommy the best?!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a great theme for a party! So fun!
Carrie

Sandy Toes said...

What a fun party..I love it! What special memories!!!
-sandy toes

Sandy said...

Oh very fun! Great idea!!

Trisha Paddock said...

What a cute party!!! All your ideas were so brilliant and that cake looks so amazing. You are so talented. It looks like all the kids had a blast and so did the Birthday Boy!

Mrs. B said...

It all looks great! I bet he loved it. The cake is amazing! You absolutely deserve to brag over that one. So, have you recovered from the festivities yet?

And... You've been "Boo-ed"! Come by to see what it's all about!

Lori said...

What an awesome party!! Everything is so clever and looks so fun, I'm sure the kids had a great time!! The cake is so cool, way to go Mom!! Happy Birthday to Graham, what awesome memories!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Awww that brings back memories for me..we had a pirate party too...mine will be 11 here in another week...looks like fun was had by all. Too cute, cherry

Meredith said...

What a FUN birthday party! Everything looks amazing. I love all of the pirate names the kids picked. Graham is a lucky little boy!

Rae said...

What a great party! I just might steal your ideas for JK's birthday in March! He was a pirate for Halloween and loved it!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

How fun! We had the same theme for my son's 2nd birthday. Love your cake.