A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Abraham’s fourth birthday! A week or two before his birthday, Abe said he wanted a birthday party with friends. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised about that, but I was. I didn’t have very much time to prepare for a party (who does?), so I wanted to make a fun, festive party, with little work. It was my first time throwing a birthday party, and I really learned a lot!
Because of Abraham's current fascination with all things Tintin and his sidekick Captain Haddock, as well as Pirates of Penzance, a sailing/pirate theme was the obvious choice. Below are some of the activities, in case they are of interest or use!
Flag Making--Very easy and cheap. I already had perfect fabric. I just cut it out, and sewed up one side and across the top so it would stay on the little wooden skewers. I couldn't find my fabric markers, so we used permanent ones, which worked out fine. The flags slipped off the sticks with all their vigorous shaking, so we ended up taping the bottoms so they wouldn't fall off.
Pirate's Booty. However, the kids didn't seem to mind at all, so maybe I didn't need to spend any more time on it!
this cake, with less sugar and other modifications. And as you can see, we just used chocolate flavored goldfish instead of making our own. Andrew made it; it was delicious! If you make it, you only need one or two recipes of frosting, not three!
|The cake was no match for the hungry pirates!|