Friday, March 2, 2012

Captain Aiden at his Pirate Party

Oh how fast time flies, I remember my little man sitting in his baby bouncer in our community clubhouse dressed in the cutest fishy outfit by Janie & Jack (I loved this outfit so much I do have it saved) when Paige turned 3 years old and now here he is turning 5 and ready to party with his friends in the same clubhouse.

I must say this was hands down my favorite party theme to date. I knew this would be Aiden's 5th birthday theme when I stumbled upon the cutest set of 5 pirate candles on clearance for just $.20 at Target when Aiden was just a baby. Now here we are ready to put the candles to use.

As always, I was excited to plan a wonderful party for our little man on a small budget. Thanks to Pinterest, free printables, 2 borrowed pirate costumes, a borrowed pirate tent, some creativity and time I think it was a success!

Here are some pictures to show Captain Aiden and his Crew

Harlow was often caught stealing jewels (of the candy kind) during the party.

As each child arrived I put a bandana and a pirate patch on them

Pirate's Gold (gold glitter spray painted rocks)

Captain Aiden sailing the seas (my Craigslist find) with his First Mate Christian

Put the patch on the Pirate game. I put a pirate tattoo on each child after they played

Paige enjoying her 'Pirate Booty'

Pirates with 'ye old treasure maps' in hand. I drew up maps in PSE with local landmarks and then soaked them in tea to give them an old weathered look and rolled each map up with rope.

I made rhyming clues the kids could solve, put a pirate pennant at each clue spot which lead them to the hidden treasure ...marked with a big red X!

Gold coins, gold chocolate coins, necklaces, pirate telescopes, Hershey Gold Nuggets & Rolo candies, pirate themed finger puppets, black pirate bouncy balls, big sticker jewels and Ring Pops filled the treasure chest.

Aiden and all of his Mates

Aiden's pirate birthday shirt is from Etsy: personaliTEEshop

Fabulous pirate cake by Lindsey over at Queen of Cakes, her cakes are the BEST I have had!

I think Harlow was going to ditch the party in hopes of finding more treasure on her own

After his friends headed for home we let Aiden open his presents, he received such wonderful presents from his mates. BIG thanks to everyone who helped make his birthday so special.

Happy 5th Birthday Aiden!!!
We Love You!
xoxo, Mom


Mande said...

Happy Birthday, Aiden!! What a fun party!

Trisha Ashley said...

what a GREAT party! Good job Mere! love it!

Lee-Ann said...

What a great theme! You did an amazing job!