Sunday, March 20, 2011

a pirate's life for me

 reagan really wanted an ooh and aah themed birthday. but, disney pulled the plug on ooh and aah a few weeks ago and my one-woman campaign to bring them back has gone unheeded. reagan had to settle for an ooh and ahh cake and a couple of inflatable monkeys. he's learning at 6 how cruel the world can be.  i tried to convince him that monkeys and pirates go hand in hand.

...and daughters.

 "Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
–Life on the Mississippi

the details of the party will underwhelm you. put your notepads away. there was nothing martha stewart about this shindig. i didn't even use my glue gun. that is how i roll. i did make a rather elaborate birthday sign complete with authentic pirate map crinkling and burnouts that immediately ripped in half upon hanging. i learned my lesson and i will never try to do anything again. also of note: glue gun for sale. cheap.

BUT we did have a few activities planned.
we engaged in sword play. we should have had everyone sign a release.

we did a treasure hunt.

we beat a pinata suspended by an extension cord. you won't find that classy tip on any party planning website.


we learned about scurvy and embraced our inner pirate.

we rode a train and made many promises to scarlett about her birthday party that hopefully she will forget.

reagan was pretty pleased. and that is what i was hoping for. 

the worst party of a party is the sugar crash...

the best part of a party is that breakfast, lunch and dinner are ready for the next 24 hours.


Carie said...

"you won't find that classy tip" made me laugh right out loud.

Emily Curfew said...

and aint that the truth! had cupcakes for midnight snack last night and for breakfast this am. where can i find scary looking monkeys like that for my next bday cake? hahaha. or maybe they are suppose to be scary, like scary pirate monkeys or something.

heidi, you are so skinny, you have such a skinny waste, you have flawless skin and great bouncy hair (even somehow in the humid south)-i'm jealous. i wish i was your mommy friend at the party. just chillen eatin cake and swinging swords. and all the kids get to go home with their halloween costumes already planned for the year. aren't you clever! and that is one fancy pinata- no wonder reagan was pleased. missyou! hugs to the birthday boy!

Jessica said...

dang girl! you win mom of the year. planning a birthday party that's not just for immediate family?? exhausting! i'm impressed. all the kids look like they're having so much fun. and emily's right -- you look great.

now the important question is -- are we going to plan for a roommate reunion in st louis for 2011??

modernmom said...

Who did the cake?
Also, all that planning makes me hungry, know where I can get some good leftover Chopped up cake? :)

Emily Curfew said...

yes! roommate reunion 2011 in ST LOUIS- i can be there in july. is nat gonna be there already? heidi--that means its all up to you!!