It was a great success. That was evident in the smiles, the cheers, and my complete exhaustion. Totally worth it.
So as promised, here is our lego/pirate party.
Lego juice boxes made with construction paper. Muslin hand-painted table cloth.
The pinata is homemade (I’m sure you could have guessed that by the smudges and crinkles). Easiest pinata ever. I took a box (square, rectangle – whatever you have) and attached paper cups that I had cut down to about 2 inches tall. I hot glued those to the box. Then I spray painted it royal blue. It took about three coats to cover the amazon logo. Once it was dry and no longer smelled of spray paint, we loaded it with candy and taped it up. My husband put a hole in the top of the box and inserted a hanger with the top loop poking through. I attached it to the rope and pinched the hanger loop closed. It worked like a charm.
The pennant banners are a no-sew project. The week before I had the boys go crazy on a large sheet of muslin with blue, yellow and gray paints. Once that was dry I cut out the triangles and hot glued that to twine. I loved seeing their art hanging over the party. The muslin also made a nice table cloth for the beverage area. (See photo above)
Snickerdoodle popcorn (melted butter mixed with a little bit of sugar and cinnamon, add salt too, of course), chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with caramel pudding and vanilla bean buttercream, little cupcake liners filled with banana gumballs and little sugary candy balls – I don’t know what they were but I liked the color.
don’t stop, there’s more!
Dinner was delightfully simple. Banh mi, peanut butter and jelly for the kids who didn’t want to venture into Vietnamese food, fresh vegetables in take out boxes with a creamy herb dip, and fresh fruit in wafer cones.
Bouncy house, pinata, room to run, and candy. Sounds like a party to me. And yes, that is my daughter trying to walk. Please make her STOP.
photo by gabe
How sweet is that face?! Sheer delight over the impending bite. Oh my goodness I love that boy.
photo by gabe
And this one too. Eeeek! those cheeks.
The giant balloons were from PartyRoom
The tissue paper (used for streamers and other miscellaneous pops of color) were from Petals & Pulp.
The paper straws were from HeyYoYo
The colored candy, cupcake liners and striped bags (that held the popcorn) were from Baker’s Bling
Phew. It was such a joy to be able to create this party for my boys. They had such a wonderful time with their (11!!) cousins and felt very loved. But I must say I’m a bit relieved that birthday season is over (for a few months, until Ivy’s).