My son celebrated his birthday on April 1. If ever there was a person more suited to sharing his birthday April Fools, I have yet to meet them.
My mostly vivacious, sometimes naughty and definitely charismatic son turned 4 and with it came a request to have a pirate themed party. And everyone had to dress-up. Even the grandparents.
There are some great party blogs that offer advice on everything from frugal decorations to menu planning to easy-to-coordinate games. Some of my favourites are:
Here are some pictures from the party. Hopefully they serve as inspiration for your next ‘do.
A piñata stuffed with loot served as the centerpiece. The boys had a great time smashing it open and collecting their booty!
I used an old wine bottle case as a treasure chest and stuffed it with costume jewelry and gold covered chocolates. It made for a simple centerpiece on one of the tables.
It’s been years of kitchen disasters but I am happy to say that I am making progress. These cupcakes are from a mix but I made the icing myself. The pirate flags and cupcake wrappers are Wilton.
My sister-in-law who knows her way around the kitchen made these pirate cake-pops. Check out the detail on the face and the cinnamon heart as the knot in the bandana. I am waiting for her put her recipes together and make a cookbook or start a blog.
And my final effort was the pirate ship cake that I made for my little Captain. It was surprisingly easy to make, cut up and serve.
What are some of your favourite party blogs? With three kids, and a large extended family, there is always a reason to have a party. Please share your go-to resources.