We had a great party for little Miss Chloe on Saturday. She LOVES Jake and the Neverland Pirates, so we had that for our theme. I already shared the invitations with you, but here is the party.
I used Kleenex boxes and other assorted boxes to construct some treasure chests -then I papie mached them and painted them yellow. When the kids got there, we let them decorate their very own treasure chest.
I had some rhinestones from the Dollarama, white glue and markers. If your kids are older you could use paints and other decorations, but I didn't want a giant mess with a bunch of 3 year olds.
The kids were allowed to dress up if they wanted, but Chloe (right) didn't want to be just a pirate... so she is a pirate princess. haha.
Here are some of the masterpieces.
I cut up some big triangles from scrap flannel I had and then zig-zagged around the edges to make each child a bandana. The fabrics aren't all that pirate-y but oh well. They got tossed in the treasure chests along with the loot from the pinata (more on that later!).
Then we played a pin the sword on Jake game. I printed it out here.
We went to break the pinata but Captain Hook had taken it away! Oh no! So we got out Cubby's map (that I drew the night before) and set out looking for the pinata.
We started at Butterfly Bluff. I got out our Pooh's Blustery Day game and we tried to catch some butterflies. Ignore the tree in the background -my mother in law is a crazy person who leaves her Christmas decorations for a LONG time.
I didn't get any pictures of the other parts of the hunt. Next, we had to cross Mermaid Lagoon. I put a blue sheet on the floor, then we sprinkled "pixie dust" on everyone and Paul and I flew them over the Lagoon. After that we went through Tiki Tree Forest (aka the hallway, with paper trees on either wall). And we found the pinata!
I was pretty happy with how the Izzy pinata turned out. I wish I had made ears that stick out instead of just painted on, but Chloe liked it.
Here is the loot. Chocolate coins, butterscotch candies and gold wrapped peanut butter cups. I tried to get candies that could pass for treasure. And I found those cool fake diamonds at Dollarama. I also threw in some necklaces.
And some action shots.
I actually made a "Team Treasure Chest" so we could put all the pinata loot into that and I could sort it out later into their little treasure chests to make sure everyone got the same amount.... I guess I missed getting a picture of that. I will take one later and put it up.
Then we had cupcakes and ice cream. I made the toppers out of fondant. The faces are just a circle and then I cut other shapes for hair, bandanas, etc. I drew the faces on with edible markers. I put them on a cookie sheet and lightly covered them with plastic wrap until the day of the party. Then I laid them on top of iced cupcakes.
Give us cake!
After cake was presents ... and then, because we over estimated how much time a party with 3 year olds takes, they played until all the parents got there.