J turned 3 this week and we celebrated today with a Pirate Party for him. It was glorious weather, sun shining and the temperatures VERY hot. So you saw the party invites and masks here's how the party went.
At 3 J and his friends aren't ready for full party games yet - we set up some "play stations" around the garden -
A pirate small play in our water table
Decorate your own Treasure Chest - yes the Dad's were in charge of this.
Our own ocean with ball monsters and tug boats in our paddling pool plus all our normal garden games including the slide, playhouse and sit on cars. We knew it was going to be hot so an emergency text was sent in the week "BRING SWIM WEAR" so glad that we did as it helped everyone keep cool today.
I would love to be really creative with our party bags but it's been a bit rushed this week so keeping with the pirate theme we managed to find some Pirate party goods from Wilko's and in our party bag there was a whistle (for playing those sea shanties), a magic telescope, Pirate Activity Sheet and an eye patch. From Yellow Moon we also includes a finger puppet to colour in - there was different designs and I was able to find a design to match each - T ended up with a cheeky monkey which is her to a T.
I spent the morning baking and decorating (can't tell you how hot it was in the kitchen). A pirate treasure map cake which I painted with food colouring and used Dolly Mixture for treasure to decorate it with.
Using my favourite fairy cake recipe I made 12 cakes 6 of which I decorated as pirates (using writing pens) and the other 6 I made mini treasure maps on.
We also made some pirate gingerbread men decorating them using the writing pens as well.
For our party tea we took the picnic outside and under the trees in the shade where it was slightly cooler and the children sat and ate their pirate party picnics.