Some pictures from Little Boy's 4th birthday party last month, which was a pirate theme. Unfortunately (a) I didn't have a lot of time to take proper pictures and (b) the lighting SUCKED that day as it was a torential downpour of epic proportions. So much so, the rain rendered our rented bounce house completely and totally useless. Anyways, here are the best shots I can share with you online. Enjoy.
|Due to the last minute rain storm, we had to convert our dining room into the "captain's quarters" |
and serve most of the food here on our dining table.
|I had planned to fly various pirate flags about the backyard; we had to hang them on the porch instead!|
|Our driveway complete with flag which incicentally is still flying LOL.|
|Trying to bring in the theme throughout the house.|
|My sign was originally supposed to stand tall on a table; instead it graced the makeshift |
adults drink table!
|I used skulls and leftover Mardi Gras beads and dubloons for a lot of the decorations. |
The skull clock I found at z gallerie.
|Using my gold chargers were perfect serving platters for a lot of the food!|
|Nothing like a booty of golden popcorn! |
I took simple brown paper bags, cut them in half and rolled the tops down to create a more "authentic" bag feel;
then filled with kettle corn, the birthday boy's favorite. Festive stickers added a nice touch.
|I totally ripped off these jello ships from pinterest. :) |
Simple blue jello poured into plastic cups, then topped with an orange slice "sail" and pirate flag of course!
The kids loved these, and I admit I loved eating them too!
|Instead of just Swedish fish, I found a combination of the traditional red gummy fish and a whole sea themed version including tea horses, shells, and small fish. Use your imagination!|
|of course we needed to have salt water taffy... |
For activities since the bounce house was a big bust, we had to rely on Little Boy's father, i.e. The Captain to lead the kids around the house in a quest for the "buried treasure" -- aka, the pinata. We also had a really lame pin-the-tail type game that was a total bust because the bandana was see-through; I guess it worked out because all of the 4 year olds were winners. :)
Overall, despite the major last minute changes due to weather we pulled off the party all right. The theme was so much fun, I will definitely be doing it again for future parties. Hopefully in the dead of summer!