This is the first friend birthday party that Owen has ever had, and he had all sorts of ideas about what he wanted to do. His main idea was to have a treasure hunt, so we decided to build the party around that theme and do a full pirate party.
We started out by having all the kids help decorate a pirate flag. They wrote their names and drew pirate pictures. Then we played "don't walk the plank" (basically like musical chairs, only if you were on the plank when the music went off, you got out). We did cake and presents, and then left for the treasure hunt! We were wiped out by the end of the party, but I think all the kids really enjoyed it!
|Everyone singing to Owen - he's so happy!|
|Owen leads the group with the pirate flag.|
|Looking for the first clue!|
|Matt helping the kids read the map to find the next clue.|
|My little baby pirate. She LOVES that sword.|
|Owen with the map.|
|Looking for clues under the bridge|
|Matt reading clues at the "king's throne"|
|Two pirate babies!|
|All the kids with the "Pirate of Pleasanton" that they fought to get the treasure|
|Owen in his pirate costume.|
Here is the final battle between the kids and the Pirate of Pleasanton (Ryan dressed up as our pirate... he did a great job!). Watch towards the end of the fight when a couple kids discover that he's not a "real" pirate... pretty funny. :)