Well... he's only 3 and his only friends are the kids of my friends or the siblings of Zach and Mariah's friends. Why does he need a party? Regardless, somehow they talked me into just inviting a couple of little kids and their families over for a BBQ and cake. Then I remembered this treasure chest cake my sister made years ago and how cute it was so I decided to give it a try. But Clayton LOVES Jake and the Neverland Pirates so maybe with a treasure cake I could do some fun invites that my sister used as well. A cake and invites. Easy peasy. Fast forward a few days to when I became bored and consulted Pinterest. Game over! Somehow this small BBQ morphed into a full-on party with games, decor, and all out themed food. Pinterest just makes everything seem so doable even if you aren't very talented. Plus, the kids love making the stuff with me and we even killed two birds with one stone by doing a pirate themed joy school the same week. That's my justification for all the work this party ended up becoming for my son who really just wanted to eat cake. But seriously, how did I expect his thoughts to not be consumed by cake when he had to stare at that loot for 24 hours!
|The invites rolled inside root beer bottles|
|Opening up the pirate ship Zach made him and wrapped all by himself|
- Ye aargh getting closer to becoming true pirates. Aargh! Don’t walk the plank to meet yer doom, the next clue is in the living room!
- Yo-ho-ho! Now ye are looking much like Captain Hook. The next clue is hidden where you might want to cook.
- Don’t give up yet! Ye gotta stay on yer toes. You’re final clue will be where you’d dry yer wet clothes.
- Heave Ho! Where might ye go if you were to leave in da car? Aye, aye aren’t ye excited me sure you may be for de treasure is surely not far. (this is where he found his bike sitting in the garage)
Happy 3rd Birthday little buddy. Goodbye terrible two's and hello to the even more terrible three's. :)