How did my son turn 3?! For Christian's party, we decided to have a Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme. We were still in the NICU with Calvin but it was really important to me to have a celebration. We just did lots of purchases from Amazon and kept things pretty simple. (Although I love throwing parties and its hard for me to stay TOO simple!) We kept it small and invited Mamaw and Grandad, Nana and Papa and his friends (Grayson, Makenna, Ellie and Rayleigh) and their families. I just love that his cousins are some of his best friends too!
The highlight of the evening was the treasure hunt. I wrote up the clues and hid them around the house. Kerry dressed up like a pirate and led the crew on their adventure. Whenever they figured out the clue, they had to yell "Yo Ho Let's Go!". At the end each kid got a treasure chest filled with an inflatable sword, ring pops and Pirates Booty!
Coloring Pages- printed off of Disney Junior
We ordered pizzas (simple, see?) and then I added some extras…
These pirate wheels were SO good! Gluten Free pretzel chips dipped in chocolate bark and sprinkled with crushed heath bar. So easy to make and fun to eat!
My mom and Kerry helped me make these treasure chests on top of the cupcakes using Hershey Nuggets and mini M 'n Ms. The cupcakes were boxed gluten free devils food cake topped with peanut butter frosting.
Amazon was my best friend! From pirate hats to treasure chests, I was set.
Table center piece:
Giant wall picture and Christian's photo shoot :)
Our guests and party fun!
Happy Birthday to my sweet, silly, caring, funny little boy. I love your sense of humor, your love for your friends and family and how your eyes sparkle and light up when you are excited. You are a ball of energy but also love to snuggle and get tickles. I am blessed to be your Mama!