Brody has never really had a "Friend" birthday party before. We are usually traveling to see family around his Birthday, since it's so close to Christmas. But, since we decided to stay home this year...he made a list...a long list...of friends he wanted to invite. He ended up having 9 kiddos show up + our 4 = 13 kids having a blast!!! And he wanted a pirate party. So first we made hooks and eye patches. Then we had dinner. After dinner we played pin the parrot on the pirate.
Then we did presents and after all the wrapping paper and toys were picked up (thanks to uncle Brad), we embarked on a pirate treasure hunt. I looked online and found a ton of "pirate talk"....so using all the pirate terms I made clues and a map for the kids to hunt down their treasure. It was pretty fun.
Teagan, of course, was a big helper...being the oldest one there.
At the end of their hunt...they found these little treasure chests...for each kid. (These were just made out of paper bags, that I cut and folded to look like chests. The drawing of the "wood" took FOREVER, but I thought they turned out pretty cute.) And I just put gold coins, necklaces, rings, candy, etc inside for their treasure.
Last of all was Birthday cake and ice cream. This cake was one of the easiest that I've done lately. And Brody LOVED it! John helped by printing off sails and a pirate flag for me. And I opened 2 of Brody's presents early to retrieve the pirates and treasure chest.
Love this pic....especially since there are 2 others besides Brody puckering their lips to blow!
Happy Birthday to my sweet Brody Bug. Love, love, love you!
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