Ajay had a big pirate themed 5th birthday party and since we still had all the set up for it (thanks to a previous neighbor gifting us a whole box full of goodies years ago) we asked Alex if he would like a big pirate themed party, too.
Alex knows a lot of kids and I would've loved to invite so many more to help us celebrate. However, we kept it to inviting the new neighbors and a few others. We still ended up with 20 children and their parents.
I usually try to make the cakes for the boys but this year I gave the responsibility to a professional.
|The inside was marble flavored. Alex's choice :)|
|Kyleigh with her sand castle, a flag standing up in the center, and a shield to guard it.|
|Alex with some party goers.|
|Aren wearing the sand.|
|Okay, this looks more like the pop station, but all of those people - except the little kid eating chips - were gathered around the ring toss game.|
|This is actually a combination checkers station plus the ship craft.|
|A few of the finished projects.|
|Did I mention we surprised Alex by inviting his favorite friend from his old pre-school class??|
|Aren chatting up the neighbors.|
|I crocheted (20) pirate eye patches as part of Alex's thank-you-for-coming gift bags. They also all got a Tootsie Pop and some pirate tattoos.|
|All that was left of the cake after the party.|
|Alex and cousin Logan conked out solid that night! Ajay had gone across the street to enjoy his first sleepover.|
|This one slept pretty good, too! Notice he's got one sock on, one sock off? That seems like it's becoming a habit of his.|
|Bright eyed and bushy tailed the next day!|