Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pirate Games

Here are the games we came up with for Truett’s Pirate Birthday Party.

Pirate Treasure Hunt: I hid little squish toys in a tote with sand and water and had the kids dig for treasure. And I have to say, I was shocked with how cheap it is to buy sand. I never had a reason to buy it before and was expecting to spend at least $10 on a very small bag. My husband went to Lowe's and got a 50lbs. bag for $3,58. I could not believe how cheap it was. Note the bow with water and towel next to it- the kids get purposely messy with this game.

Decorating the deck: I had coloring pages and crayons for some art time and when they were done we taped it to to wall. I got the coloring pages from the Disney Junior website. They have lots of ideas and resources for a "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" party. I made sure the kids put their names on the page they colored and I send it to the parents with the thank you cards (which I also got from Disney Junior)

Pin the tale on the Tic- Toc- Crock: Again, thank you to the Disney Junior Website for this great printout came. The kids had a blast with doing it. I was a nice spin on the old "tale on the donkey game" and it was pirate themed.

Walking the plank: Again I was surprised with how cheap this was to put together. The wood for the plank was just a little over $5 and I had two leftover bricks from when we redid the garden 2 years ago that I used to steady the plank. I made the kids balloon swords for when they were done walking the plank.

The Pinata: Honestly I wasn't going to do a pinata unless I could find a pirate one with the strings (the ones that you pull lots of strings until one someone pulls the right one and it comes open). But I sent my husband out to get it, so not only did hit get one that you need to hit (nothing against them, I just don't have that much room in my living room and March in Ohio is still to cold to do it outside), but he also got some pretty expensive candy. The kids loved it, especially since the Twix and Crush mini bars were a lot nicer than the Dum- dums and Tootisie Rolls I normally use.
Any other ideas for games? Any suggestions for next year? Truett already expressed that he wants his next party to be pirate themed also :)
Keeping it crafty;

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