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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Party Animals

Not long before school started, we hosted a lovely little tea party for my granddaughter Cassidy and three of her friends.  It was quite warm, but I think everyone had a great time anyway.  

Cupcakes, Rice Krispie treats made with Fruity Pebbles,
Gummy Bears, and PB&Js

Cassidy and her mom made the centerpiece

Cassidy's mom made this hat and they played Pass the Hat.  Sort of like Hot Potato.

We had a little time at the end to polish nails.
 I'm thinking this will be a new tradition.

Last week, we celebrated grandson Alexander's 5th birthday.  Other than family, he's never had a real party, so we pulled out all the stops.  He chose a pirate theme.  When the boys arrived, we gave them a pirate name and a tattoo (temporary, of course).  I was surprised by the number who wanted it on their chest instead of their arm or hand.  We had fun making "hook hands" out of plastic cups and aluminum foil, playing Blind Pirate's Bluff, and Captain, May I?  

Yummy food--Peglegs (corn dogs), Barbequed Barnacles (BBQ chips), whales, Swedish fish, and more!

The best, best, best, best part--according to Alexander--the awesome cake made by Aunt Lauren

Digging for treasure in the sand

Walking the plank

And, of course, a pinata!

The kids went home with a belly full of food, a cutlass, hook hand, pirate hat, eye patch, and a goodie bag of "jewels" and pinata candy!


Shawn said...

This is just too awesome!

Connie said...

Wow! You really know how to throw parties. How fun and I love the pirate ship cake, good job Lauren.

EmptyNester said...

We had pinatas at nearly all the birthday parties around here---and they were HARD to bust open! LOL

DoodleBug loves tea parties to this day. She loved having them for her birthday and she loved having them for the older women in our family- we always had one for both her great grandmothers when they were still with us.

BTW, that was an awesome cake!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Wow, you all know how to throw a party! I think I'll have you put together my next party! ha!

Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!

6L's said...

i want a pirate party! ;) y'all are so creative!! love the cake, games (walk the plank, how awesome is that?!!), and details. fun stuff!!

Never Enough Orange said...

Sounds like fun. Wish I could have been there. And I'm glad someone blogged about this. Miss you guys.

Sweet Tea said...

I LOVE kid's parties!!
So cute and so fun!
And they've come a long way since the days of
"Pin the Tail on the Donkey".
BTW, the kids are ADORABLE.

Rozanne said...

Before reading your blog, I heard through the grapevine that you guys really know how to throw a party. It seems they were correct! What fun!

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

It looks like there was lots of fun had by everyone! The kids look so cute!

Joyce said...

What cute parties! The cake is fabulous!
And thanks for the very sweet comment on my blog : )

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