My son is going to be 5 in a couple weeks. OMG! I am going to do a couple posts of the last few birthdays.
His first birthday was a Mickey Mouse theme. I went WAY over the top, especially for a first birthday no one cares about but mom. No one who RSVP’d came but the grandparents who are kind of obligated. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of that. His second birthday I did nothing. Grandparents insisted on at least a cupcake and song, fine!
I love, love, love party planning.
Birthday # 3 was Jake and the Neverland Pirates. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a Disney Junior show about some kids who live on Neverland and are constantly being hounded by Captain Hook and his crew of pirates. Cute. My son? Ob-sessed!
I spent months collecting, researching, shopping and creating the games, menu, goody bags and decor.
I had been at it so long that little man climbed into my lap and passed out.
Lots and lots of games!
I used a kiddie pool, filled it with sand, Mardi Gras necklaces, and little jewels and mini shovels. I could have gotten away with just this. The kids loved it. Not sure they played much of anything else!
Also, FOOD! My personal favorite of any party. I love food.
Jelly Pirate Ships: blue jello with an orange slice
Veggie Planks: sliced cucumbers and carrots with ranch dip
Cannon balls: black olives
Fish and Chips: goldfish crackers and lays potato chips
I labeled mini bottles of water with “salty sea water” and skull and cross bones
Scurvy Peg Legs: corn dogs
Everyone had a ton of fun. It took him days if not weeks to recover from all of the excitement.
Stay tuned for birthday # 4: Octonauts!