Thursday, January 23, 2014

ARRGH you ready to PARRTY?

We just celebrated Jack's 3rd birthday, and boy did we have fun!!!!
So, mateys, grab your maps & come set sail to read all about the fun we had!!!

Captain Jack is 3!!! 

The talented designer, Jamey from The Honey Bee Press custom designed Jack's party invitations and printables. This was my 3rd time working with her for party printables & she was more fantastic than ever! Please visit her Etsy shop for more of her custom designs! She made a banner, hats & cupcake toppers for me too! Can't wait to plan the next event with her! Please visit her Etsy shop today!

Captain Jack's Pirate Ship

Our little pirate had his very own ship! Made by Grandma with lots of love & amazing talent! (I made the little flags and the monogram mast, but the real star was this amazing ship!) This ship is now in our dining room until our playroom is finished in a few more months! :)


Our sweet family brought props, wore costumes and this cute mechanical parrot! The whole day was such a blast! Everyone was feeding Polly crackers!!


Captain Jack's Crew

We were so blessed to have so many of our friends and family join us for Jack's pirate birthday party, the love was overwhelming! Here are a few of the pirate cuties in attendance! 
Ahoy Finley & Jack's Auntie Jen! (Check out that cute Capt. Hook dress!)
Mike's Aunt Lisa dressed up & was making balloons for all the little pirates! 
A few of Jack's Bungalow Crew! Only missing Austin! These little guys have been friends since they were 3 months old!
My Goddaughter, Gabriella. 
Having fun with cousins and friends! 

Parrrty Details

Planning this party was so much fun! Because Mommy & Daddy enjoy celebrating Gasparilla each year, we were thrilled that Jack enjoyed Pirates too! In addition to the amazing pirate ship my mother-in-law made, the kids went on a nature treasure hunt, enjoyed pirate snacks, made pirate hats, and chased each other on the playground with balloon swords & treasure! 

Sea Water & Pirate Punch
We had a small buffet of pirate snacks for our pirate friends to snack on at the party... Fish & Chips, Golden Chicken Nuggets, Hook's Hummus, Pirate's Booty & pirate shaped chocolates that I made at the last hour! :) And these cute little labels, also made at the last hour, scrapbook paper & extra cupcake toppers, viola! 

Between my friend Erica and I, we made 65 cupcakes!! All homemade, no box mixes! Pirates could choose from chocolate, funfetti or red velvet! And how cute are those toppers? 

Our balloon artist for the day! My friend's daughter, Callie had become very talented at balloon animals & it was awesome to have her make stuff for the kids! They loved it! :) 
One of Jack's favorite buddies, Cal  making a hat at the PIRATE HAT STATION!

Making these pennants kept me busy on the sewing machine! But how cute is that fabric?? Now, we'll have them to decorate for Gasparilla each year!! 

Cupcake Time!!

It was soon time to sing, 'Happy Birthday' to my little pirate. :) I think he got a little overwhelmed looking out at a room full of people singing just to him, but nevertheless, enjoyed his cupcake!



After cupcakes, the kids went on Nature Treasure Hunt! I found this adorable treasure map on a sweet mom blog & had to use it for Jack's party! I wish I could say this idea was mine, but I must give credit to The Flourishing Abode blog! :) 

                           treasure map printable from TheFlourishingAbode


The kids had a blast looking for nature treasure! I also hid a few 'real' gold coins and candy treasure along the way!



Setting sail for home

It was a fantastic day. Jack is still talking about playing pirates with all his friends, lucky for him the pirate ship is docked in our dining room, so he can continue the pirate fun at home! We sent Jack's pirate buddies home with a treasure map goodie bag. The bags I made were filled with dabloons, play-dough, pirate stickers & candy! {I bought eye-patches that never made it in the bags, whoops!} 


I hope everyone had a great time! We are so thankful to our friends and family who made it out to celebrate our boy! We still can't believe he's 3!!! I'm sure I'll be saying that next year when he turns 4! Yikes! Please, Lord, let the years slow down a little! I'm desperate to keep him little forever, but I adore the little boy he has become. 


If you have photos from the day, I'd love to see them, so please email me! Again, my deepest gratitude to our family & friends who helped to put on a great party for Jack. We love you all!


3 comments:

  1. such a great party! always love being together & seeing all your creativity! love y'all!

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    1. Thank you Brie, that's very sweet of you! So happy to have the opportunity to celebrate for all our kiddos! :)

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  2. Looks like it was a perfect success! Everything looks awesome! I love those goodie bags! And the ship…oh. my. goodness.

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