Party Recap, part deux
And inside that Treasure Chest were jewels of every sort. But Wait, there were rocks in the chest!
The Dread Pirate has buried his treasure in sand. And the sand hardened into rocks! These rocks are filled with his treasure. If you can get it out, you can keep it!
It took hammers to open those rocks, but the jewels were well received. If I had known how much fun this would be, I would have baked more treasure into them.
After the Treasure rocks were collected, it was time for games:
Pirate Parrot Toss
Shiver me timbers!
Toss the parrot through the crow’s nest the same number of times
you have circled the sun.
Win a prize!
Pin the Eye Patch on the Pirate
Patch his eye, me buckos—
Win a prize! Arrr!
Walk the Plank
Find the Croc!
A swashbuckler will hide the ticking-tocking crocodile.
If me hearties find him before the timer dings-a-lings, you win a mighty prize!
Throw bean bags into the treasure chest. If you can make it in the number that equals your age, you’ll win a prize!
This was the best present package ever!
We even had a round of sea chanteys. Thanks to the marvelous J the guitar player. We sang "This Pirate" and "Pirates Go Sailing." Lyrics
I made Henry's cake. It was marble. It had two cans of frosting on it, a cream cheese dyed blue for the top and a chocolate dyed blue for the steely gray sides. 35 people + 1 cake mix + 2 jars of frostings = no cake left after the party.
Rob was dressed the part all day.
After cake, it was time to open presents! Henry made out like a bandit, a pirate bandit.
I bought a small helium tank for balloons. They were all droopy by the next day.
We had a marvelous time. Note to my future self--the kids wanted more direction than I thought they would.