I managed by chance to find a pirate party outfit at the shop the other day (I don't buy dressups as a rule) for a reasonable price so got two shirts and one pants - the pants from the other set was missing, so got the second shirt half price. No worries, figured Brooke could wear the pirate pants (length), and the two boys could wear a shirt each - three outfits for the price of one and a half haha! However Brooke informed me she didn't want to be a pirate and instead wanted to wear the dress that Pop gave her... so she did. I'd really like to post a pic of Jake and Zeke in their costumes, as we took some good ones over at the park before we left, but I don't put the kids faces on the net so...
Michael went down and got the balloons - a treat this year to have helium ones - and Jake picked them out - especially the pirate one!
This is the cake I did for Zeke, based on the Debbie Brown books - although I wasn't really that happy with it, far less detail than I would have liked and several things missing... however... well the kids liked it so that's what matters. I did have some pirate candles but didn't end up using them.
There are a couple more pictures here.
We also had a 'Scurvy Prevention' table full of mostly fruit for the kids (kebabs made with paddlepop sticks etc etc).
I did a 'treasure hunt' ryhme (must be catchy from the GDUNH lol) and I dressed up too which hey, it's fun! Arrrrrrrrrrr!
You can find the treasure map here. I was also able to find serviettes, party hats and some stickers that weren't too 'old' for a three year old party - cute pirates if you like :)
& I have to include a pic of what Aunty R made for Zeke... wowee... the treasure chest, the gift and props and the ship, the Pirate Ship from a kit, balsa wood... I'm sitting here looking at it now and it's pretty darn good! I think she did an awesome job! Thanks too Aunty R and Nanna E for all your help and thoughtful creativeness!
And last but definately not least thankyou to everyone who was able to come, for a rather mellow but still fun party - the children playing, eating and us chatting, and sharing/celebrating Zeke's Third Birthday...