I have teased my loyal readers with a little list of my insanity.
And, most recently I have shared the turmoil that ensued that morning, which earned me sympathies and applause alike.
What I have yet to disclose, is the actual party itself.
That is, until now.
From the people who brought you A Sunshiny Music Party and A Somewhere Over the Rainbow Celebration, in cooperation with Ashley Pierce Photography, Bryan's tolerance level, Pinterest, and the blog, Not Wifezilla, I proudly present:
Moira's Fourth Pirate Parrrrty
Setting the stage for the event, patches, streamers, and bunting took over the rooms. Meanwhile, shirts and jeans were traded in for, jackets, hats, eye patches, and even a wig!
|Our Entry Way|
|Black, Red, & White streamers & bunting|
|Rowdy our stuffed Pirate Dog|
|Happy Birthday Moira Banner|
My Girls in their Pirate Costumes
|Even Grammy with the bracelets found her Pirate costume!|
|Uncle Joe-Joe, Popsie & the Birthday Girl|
As the guests received their Pirate Hats, and spy glass, they sat down to create their own Pirate Treasure Map. Next, it was time for Pin the Patch on the Pirate.
|Spy glasses & Make your own Treasure Map|
|Maeve's turn to Pin the Patch on the Pirate|
After a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, and various chips and fruit, our Pirates headed outside for
|Off they ran|
Gold in the Sand
Each child dug through the sand looking for 10 coins, 1 ring, and 1 bouncy ball.
Our Pirates took turns using their poles to catch some fish.
|Even I took a turn fishing!|
Walk the Plank
Those brave souls tested their balance as they walked across the plank
Jump if You Dare
What's a kid party without a moon bounce?
Before long, it was time for Happy Birthday!
|Cannonballs (malt balls)|
|Devil's Food with Buttercream|
|Chocolate coated marshmallows, some with graham crackers, others with M&M's|
|Oreo Cupcakes with Oreo Cream Cheese Icing|
At the request of the Birthday Girl
|Daddy helping out the birthday girl|
Final Treasure Hunt
As one last activity, my brother AKA the ultimate Pirate, led all the other pirates on a scavenger hunt, collecting clues they headed from the powder room sink, to the bathroom tub, then the mailbox, sliding board, and as a finale, they discovered their final bounty back on the front porch.
|Cap'n Joe-Joe and his first clue|
He made a fabulous host for this final event. and
I do believe he is available for hire in the greater Philadelphia area
|Reading the clue to his audience|
|Mo holding clue #3, sending the group to the SLIDE!|
|And they're back to the front porch where they find the treasure!|
What a fabulous parrrty!
After all the hullabaloo and craziness these past few weeks, (okay months), I feel it is only appropriate I link up with Yeah Write. I do believe this may be the first party submission!
Perhaps I'll start a trend?
Perhaps I'll start a trend?
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