Parker had a class party at his pre-school (Child’s Day Out) for Valentine’s Day.
I wanted to make baskets or something for each of the kids to take home, but wasn’t sure what to do. I had seen the mailboxes in the Dollar Section at Target and after a friend told me about them again, I knew they would be super cute.
I left them simple — Pink for girls, blue for boys and a red heart on the front with their names on them (all thanks to my husband — he’s the one who went to the store, and did it all. I wasn’t feeling the best.)
Adam got a whoopee cushion for Christmas and Parker loved it! So when I saw something similar to this online….
I knew they would be perfect!
Husband picked up a giftcard for Parker’s Teacher to Starbucks.
It’s so hard to get both of them to look and smile at the same time!
Parker and Riglee decided they wanted to have a Pirate Birthday Party! It was a lot of fun!
I hung this wreath on the front door to welcome the arrival of our buccaneers!
Husband decided the party wouldn’t be complete without making wooden swords!
We let the guests use them to try and break the pinata open and then took them back. Then we handed the out at the very end as everyone was leaving. I didn’t want a major sword fight to break out!
We had Fruit for Scurvy Prevention.
We had fruit for Scurvy Prevention.
We had Peg Legs (pretzels), Cannon Balls (malted milk balls), Pirate Teeth (candy corn), and Catch of the Day (goldfish).
We also had Rum (root beer) and Parrot Parts (popcorn chicken).
The cake was AMAZING! Thanks to a good friend of ours!
We set up a little photo booth outside. A few of the kids loved it. Other kids didn’t go anywhere near it.
Parker and Riglee got Pirate Costumes for Christmas (thanks to a post-Halloween 75% off sale) and they were them to the party.
When it was time for cake, Parker decided he was tired of the costume. So he took it off. Notice his snazzy pirate tattoo!
The candles were awesome. We found them at Hobby Lobby.
Even some of the adults joined in the fun! We had red and white stripped headbands for everyone!
We also had Polly’s Crackers (cheese and crackers), Ships and Dip (chips, salsa and cheese dip), and Pirate Fingers (little smokies).
Poor Adam usually pushed to the side when it comes to holidays. It’s not intentional, but when you have a techy guy for a husband who only wants 200+ dollars worth of gadgets, it gets tough to shop for him. So this year I found a free printable with a Tie Banner and then had a picture of the kids printed in an 8×10. It’s the thought that counts right?
Husband so far has been nice this mother’s day — he got me the Silhouette Bag I’ve been eyeballing ever since I got my Silhouette for Christmas!
As soon as I got it, I loaded it up with all my “gear” for the Silhouette! I love it!