Yo Ho Yo Ho It's a Pirate Birthday Party!11:16 AM
I had grand ideas, I had planned for weeks, I worked non-stop and overnight to pull it off and in the end, I think things turned out pretty darn good. When my 8 year old insisted on having a party at home and inviting his friends I inwardly cringed. The perfectionist in me knew that I would have to go overboard and that I would obsess over ever detail, and I did. Everyone had a blast though and that is all that matters.
The Pirate Party Activities
We had indoor crafts planned and an outdoor treasure hunt as well. For inside activities, the kids made canvas drawstring bags that were used to put their goodies in from the party. I purchased these at Michaels and we used fabric markers and pirate themed stamps to decorate them. The kids also decorated wooden treasure chests from Michaels as well to hold their necklaces, rings and gold in. Lastly, we made colored sand bottles. The bottles and sand were purchased from Michaels as well.
Our outdoor treasure hunt was complete with a hand drawn map and led the kids to different stations where there was a fun activity waiting for them. First up was "Walk the Plank" where they had to navigate their way across. Next up was "Egg Smuggling" where they had to carefully race across the finish line with their eggs on spoons. We then headed off to "Cannon Fire" where each child took aim with water balloons at a target. Then it was of to the "Pirate Pop" where the kids raced to see who could sit on their balloon and pop it the fastest. The treasure hunt ended with a treasure chest pinata that rained treasure on the small pirates.