Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pirate Party - with a Treasure Chest Cake

Levi turned 3 on Sept 30th!

With Levi turning 3, and knowing how much he is "into" pirates (right now), I thought it would be fun to have a pirate themed party. He was so excited about the idea that every time we would watch Disney's Jake and the Never-Land Pirates he would remind me about his party. Did I mention that is probably the only show he watches... 3 or 4 times a day....

I need to remember not to say anything too far in advance.

"Party Day" finally arrived. The weather was just super, the sun was shining, hamburgers on the grill, Curt and Levi dressed in their best pirate clothes. I couldn't have asked for a better day.

We had a treasure hunt. Larry told the boys a story about a hidden treasure, and how it was their job to find all the treasures, and gave them the first clue.

Each clue had a picture of something hidden in the yard and a riddle leading the boys to the next treasure and clue. The final clue would lead them to a treasure to be shared by all.
The Cake:

A few weeks before Levi's birthday I was looking online for different party ideas and found a really cool website with all types of fun cakes. You can check it out here FamilyFun.go.com .
The cake wasn't as hard to make as I thought it would be. Only because Larry made the cake and I got to do the fun part - decorate it. Larry made a chocolate pound cake from scratch. He didn't think a regular box cake mix would hold up.  Seeing as I'm not much for cooking, I just took his word for it, I'm glad I did. Because it turned out so cute. I stuffed the cake full of sweet treats and to make it look as if it were sitting in sand I rolled graham crackers into a fine sand-like powder and spread it around the base.  Most importantly - Levi loved it.

All in all it was a great day with family and friends

I'm not sure, but I think Curt is already planning his birthday party!
And it's not until JUNE!!

What have I started?!!!!



Dee said...

Good to see you back. Great job on the party, and awesome cake. Way to go girl.

vikki said...

About time you posted something!! I had a great time with the boys on Saturday. They sure are growing up. Love you baby sister!!

Fran, said...

Good job on your post. The party was a blast!


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