Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Party Fit for Buccaneers!

Last weekend, we invited all of the Buccaneers & Scallywags that we know out for Gray's 3rd birthday!  This party was so much fun to plan!
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We started off by sending the invite below printed on tan card stock & addressed the invites to the different Pirate Crews (families) invited.  I struggled with finding a cute invite that I liked, so what does any DIYer do?  Make her own!  {with inspiration from here}

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I found this very pirate-like stretch knit at Hobby Lobby {with 40% off!}  I bought 3 yards and made 15 bandanas!  The girls loved wearing them as headbands....the boys took more convincing!

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I also had so much fun preparing a treasure hunt for the kids!  I had the hubby draw out a map showing the kids where to go and of course marked the spot with big red Xs.  Unfortunately, I failed to take a picture!  For their loot, they found pirate coins {each kid got 5-6}, pirate tattoos {which currently cover my son's body}, a sand bucket with candy bags, and Pirate Party Hats {found @ Party City}.  The kids had a blast with this!  And they each got a custom made loot bag {inspiration here & tutorial here}.

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We decorated {again...no picture because of slacker mom!} with twisted red and black streamers and a pirate banner.

And the birthday boy requested chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing.  The boat sail flags were printed from Cottage Industrialist {thank you Google!} and our pirate banner was also made from her printables!

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And this birthday boy loved being the center of attention.  He was in disbelief that it was his day.  He ate up all the attention!

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All of the party goers!  Pausing in eating their cupcakes for a posed group picture!

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And one more of my big three year old!  This kid really likes sports and our local sport teams, but his mom and dad are not sport fans.  Good thing his mamaw, papaw, and aunts and uncles are!!  He got a Cincinnati Reds hat & t-shirt & Kentucky Wildcats Championship t-shirt.  He's worn them as soon as they are clean every time.

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5 comments:

  1. ADORABLE! Looks like everyone had a great time! =)

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  2. That looks like a fun party- so many smiles!

    New follower from the blog hop. I'd love to have you stop by and check out my blog. I host a Weekend Blog Walk that runs Friday night to Sunday, and I co-host Mom's Monday Mingle and Favorite Product Friday. I hope you can stop by and visit!

    Jessica @ http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  4. Very, very cute party! I pinned this.

    I'm a new GFC follower & I'd love to have you visit my blog! :)

    Sarah @ Crafting and Creativity

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