Monday, January 19, 2009

a pirate's life for me...

{captain Beckham: age 4}

my sweet little pirate turned 4 this last week & at our house we LOVE a good party.  i am so lucky to have great friends & family to help me fulfill all of my crazy plans!  from rummaging through their Halloween decor to holding my hand while i picked out favors.  even lending me pewter goblets & plates to make the pirate theme complete.  i couldn't have pulled it off with out all of their help!  i have to say, it couldn't have turned out any better!

{one side of the spread}


{foggy brew}


{the full table...}
we served captains crunchy chicken (i used drumsticks instead of nuggets, for more of a pirate feel).  peg leg potatoes(potato wedges) & pirate's blood (ketchup).  fruit skewers & sand dip (brown sugar) & pirate's brew (homemade root beer) for the drink.



{thanks debbie lew for the fun glittered skull & bones}


{the pirate loot cupcakes}


{my homemade holders}


{the boxes...}
for beck's birthday treats for school, he wanted to take the cupcakes.  so i thought i would just put them in a box,  i used 4" square.  but then i had to figure out a way for them to not slide around.  so i  just cut some card stock the width of the box, & then added a quarter inch on each side & folded it over so it would stand up a little.  then i used a 2 1/2 inch circle punch for the cupcake to set in.  it worked like a dream & was super simple.  also then i could embellish the box to fit my theme.



{i tied them up with jute twine & then used the same tags as with the invites.  boy, those came in handy more than once!}


{i went a little banner crazy.  they are super easy & inexpensive so i made this "happy birthday" one & then a bunch of plain ones to hang all around.  instructions here.  i used 12x12 paper so the dimensions are different.  i marked them at 3" & 9" on one side, & 6" on the other.  it is actually a little easier.


{beckham wanted all of his guests to have a hat, sword & eye patch.  the kids loved them!}


{the treasure...}
we took the kids on a treasure hunt through the house.  my mom drew a map that i ripped up into 4 pieces.  the kids loved following the clues to find the treasure.}


{i filled the bags with chocolate coins, bead necklaces, unwrapped ring pops & skull stickers}


{we also played this fun game.  the winner got the his own telescope... just like on the box}

all in all, the party was a hit!  everyone should through a pirate party!

17 comments:

elizabeth said...

wow!!

you go all out brit--i love it!!!!!!!

make sure avery never sees this post! ;)

Jack Attack said...

add party planner to your resume. so cute. becks is one lucky pirate. want to do my birthday?

The Fago Family said...

You are TRULY the BEST mom!!! You inspire me to be more creative! Love the party!!! Too cute!

Kaerlig said...

I came home from work that day and Ellie was wearing the pirate hat and sword. She loved the party! She also mentioned that everyone else gave Beck cooler presents than her like transformers.

Jen said...

sniff sniff :( So sad that we missed the party. Thank you so much for thinking of Aubrey. She wore her hat all day today!

Carri said...

Okay, seriously are you super MOM! So fun, I love it!

Tiff said...

Not dissapointed at all! To DIE for...

Kass Martin said...

Holy crap Martha Stewart! You are the craftiest person I have ever seen. I think if Dayne was there at that party he might mistake it for Disneyland. Super cute. It looks like a party to remember.

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Looks like it was super amazing, I know I have told you this before and I will tell you it again, your kids are SO LUCKY to have you as their mommy!

Natalie said...

Cute party Britt...Happy Birthday to Becks!

Brooke said...

This looks OUTSTANDING! All the details, looks like a total blast. I love everything about it--you are one amazing cookie!

PS: Fantastic photos too!

Mary and Ryan said...

Perfect!! What a fun party! Happy birthday to one lucky kiddo!

Christine and Brennan Platt said...

You have really out done yourself. It is all AMAZING!!!! Every little detail so perfect. Way to go.

Lyndsie said...

it turned out so cute brit! i love it all...and am keeping this idea in this little file called my brain for some future date!! way to go...again!! :)

Kyle and Lesley said...

Wow, this is an amazing party! May I feature this on the Old Town Imports blog? We try to feature pictures that show our pewter displayed in lovely ways. I especially love your pirate's brew!

Please email me at lesley(at)oldtownimports(dot)com if you are interested. Thanks so much!

Totally Tabletops the Blog said...

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Rebecca said...

LOVE this Pirate Party!!! Adorable! And I love your blog...just came across it tonight for the first time. :)