Symon’s Pirate Paaaarty

BizCard_thumb_80x80Hard to believe that my little guy is 5 and a half already.  Yesterday was his half-birthday so I thought I’d reflect on the fun we had for his Pirate-themed birthday party in March.  What 5-year old boy doesn’t want to dress up and pretend to be a pirate for a day?  Heck, even 55-year old Uncle Matthew was excited to put on a pirate hat, although this tends to be a little too familiar for Uncle Matthew.  But that’s another story…

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To set the tone for the paaaarty, I did “X marks the spot” scrolled map invitations for our guests.  Since they were all hand-delivered, we didn’t have to worry about ruining the “scrolled map” feel by folding them into envelopes. And the kids got such a kick out of unwrapping a pirate map and seeing what this was all about!

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Hooray for Play is a great indoor playground located in South Etobicoke, and happens to have a gigantic Pirate Ship climbing structure – perfect for our event.  We had the kids walk the plank, stomp on balloon “cannonballs” tied to their ankles, and Symon’s dad hand-painted a 12-foot long treasure map that led to buried treasures for the kids.  A super-fun time was had by all, big & small!

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Instead of cake, a friend made the most incredible pirate-themed cupcakes I have ever seen in my life.  Almost too good to eat!!  Almost…

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And to top it off, each little pirate took home their very own foam pirate sword and Pirate Loot – a canvas bag filled with pirate essentials: gold coins, ring pops, a compass, water gun, telescope, goldfish crackers, an eye patch, and random trinkets.

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