This week is special and different around here- a break from our normal party planning-DIY doing-twin loving routine. Thanks to you all for being a part of this...
Kendra from My Insanity is our first challenge finalist. A Pirate's party for me was the amazing celebration Kendra hosted for her son's 5th birthday. A party filled with ideas to make any five year old boy swoon.
The invitations were sent to each guest in a recycled IBC bottle which held a photoshoped google-map of her neighborhood with an X to mark the party spot. The invitations were hand dyed and oven dried to give them their sea-worn image and the red X was repeated at the front door inviting guests in. After entering the party each of the boys was outfitted with bandanna's, eye patches, temporary tattoos and even facial hair.
One of my favorite details of this party is the Treasure Chest Pinata. I just love how easy it is to use dollar store supplies to create a unique centerpiece for a party. The Chest was a Styrofoam water cooler that was cut and reassembled to create true treasure proportions. The pinata was wrapped in paper and brown shoe polish was used to produce a buried look. They had the chest taken to the town hangman to be hung for hitting.
Inside a pirate floats above the table as the boys visited "the carpenters shop" to create their own chests for taking home the party loot.
They also spent time eating inside at a table set with sail boat place cards and skull crossed goblets, the boys they dined on Boiled Cracken- served on a bed of seaweed with a sprinkling of fish. The eggs are sailboats- so cute!
Afterward they enjoyed a cake battle with candles doing the work of cannons.
For game time the boys went outside to brave the rain to have their own battle, launching black balloon bombs from one homemade ship to another.
Kendra said that her plans for the boat bomb launching were thwarted by the rain that day, but thankfully, "the boys had a great time anyway, even if the boats were cardboard with duct tape showing".
Thanks for sharing with us Kendra. Vote by commenting below if you would like Kendra to win the challenge.