My son Devin and his lovely wife, my daughter-in-law Ashley, created a very whimsical birthday party for their oldest son, my grandson. Working with family they made the party imaginative and extraordinary.
Ashley sent out themed invitations inviting all who would like to dress according to the theme if they desired.
To begin, there were signs giving direction. How fun is this!
Ashley’s mom Cindy provided the costume pieces for the kids. The girls could choose their favorite color of tutu (Cindy made these), wings and magic wand. The boys could choose a pirate hat and sword or Indian hat and axe.
Here is the back of the ship and the doors to go in. Notice the detail of the spider
Devin with his little Tinkerbell
My daughter-in-law Tawni dressed up in a pirate costume I made for a girls choice dance a few years back and her little girl, another granddaughter, as a baby mermaidAshley’s sister Jodee dressed up as Tiger Lilly and her daughter was PocahontasDelsi wore a costume I made for her for a girls choice dance a few years back.
Sea Water (blue punch), Pirate Jewels (mixed fruit), Cannon Balls (black olives), Desert Island Veggies (vegetables), Mr. Smees Sea Dip (dip) and Fish ‘n Chips (gold fish and chips combined)Shipwreck sandwiches (crescents filled with chicken salad), Dead Man’s Fingers (mini bbq wieners), Golden Nuggets (chicken nuggets) & Peg Legs (corn dogs)Pirate Ships (blue raspberry jello with orange wedges and cupcakes both with pirate flags)Water was readily available.
A game involving a toy hand hook to see how many Gold Rings (Funyuns chips) could be hooked.
It was a wonderful and memorable party!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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