I had been bouncing around the idea of having a photobooth at the party too. You know so the adults could have something to do inside instead of melting outside not getting wet with the kids. So what's one more project to add to the list? The kids called it their 'pirate house'. I'm surprised it lasted until the party started.
OK, well wasn't that fun? Moving right along to outside...
Since Ella got a castle, I told Aiden he would get ships. So I took another trip down to the warehouse and strapped a refrigerator box to the top of the van and piled in another one and 2 dryer boxes all around the kids. It was like a van fort. I'm sure the people of Chapin really appreciated me going 25mph down the main road at 5:30. You know, when everyone is trying to get home from work! Not my classiest move ever. But in my defense I did pull over 3 times to let cars go around me. So the night before the party Brian and I each made a ship. We let the older kids paint them.
This was quite the water balloon fight. It's like we had our own waterpark in the backyard. How can there be a pirate party without water? I also had a treasure map (they had to use a compass) that led the kids around the yard. I will quote Brian here, "Best party ever." Enough said.
This is the cake that Brian's mom made (she also made Ella's princess cake). The best part was that she hid a treasure chest in it that Aiden had to dig out. AWESOME!!
The whole base of the cake was about 60 cupcakes. Aiden got his own cake. I still can't figure out why he ate it like a dog. Oh, wait, yes I can...it's Aiden. Fork? What fork?