Doodlebop turned three over a month ago, but it's been such a whirlwind it took this long for me to post about it!
He requested a pirate-themed party which I was really excited about! Of course, when the big day came, I was busy running around and forgot to take photos of so many things!!
We decorated the yard with netting and cut out colorful fish to decorate:
Outside, we set up a bunch of empty boxes and paper for the kids to play with. It almost seemed to easy to have them play with our recycleables, but they loved it!!
I had these felt pirate boards lying around the house:
And gathered whatever kinds of boat toys we had:
and what's a party without sidewalk chalk?
Mr. P. helped organize a treasure hunt complete with map:
Things inside the treasure chest included these handmade pirate eye patches (click here for tutorial)
As well as making their own periscope (another photo I forgot to take!)
There was pin the treasure on the map:
The table was set:
Tons of Caribbean food which of course I didn't photograph. But I did get this watermelon monster vomiting fruit. Thanks, husband!
The grown ups had their pirate wine:
I got this great cake idea from Disney...
I presented the cake and....whoops! The paper sails caught on fire!! Nothing like a little hazardous drama at a three-year-old's party!
Time for pinata and then everybody home!
So we could open presents.
I just can't believe how quickly three years went by!