Max will be turning 3 on Friday, August 24th. We had his big family party today at our house, and it was LOTS of fun! Max has been saying for about 6 months that he wanted a Jake & The Neverland Pirates party. He most certainly got his wish! He even got to *BE* Jake!
Once again, I’m thankful for all of our family’s help in decorating cakes, bringing food, and sewing costumes. Keith’s mom & niece made the amazing pirate cake, my mom & sister Deb brought food, and my mom helped me make the kids’ adorable costumes. (Truth be told, my mom made the costumes…I just found the plans & acted as her assistant…)
My mom & I worked together to make these costumes for the kids…we started with the tutorial found HERE for Jake’s vest, and from that my mom was able to create the simple Cubby vest for Alex. I bought a pack of plain white t-shirts, cut the edges of the sleeves and bottom of the shirt to make them jagged, and then cut the front & laced an old shoelace through it. Mom sewed a pair of red shorts for Alex, and we just cut a simple strip of red for Max’s headband. Max’s pants are blue skinny-jean capris, size 4T, from the girls’ section at Walmart…don’t tell him that part! ;) (Jensyn’s costume is Garanimals pants & a shirt from Walmart, a pink bandanna, and a “pixie dust pouch” left over from the party favor bags at my niece’s wedding.)
I made labels for all the food, just for fun…designed, printed, laminated, and taped to shish kebak sticks. I have to give a little credit to Lindsay for the inspiration!
Rolos, Hersheys w/ Almonds, Chocolate Coins = Pirates Gold
Veggie Crisps = Pirate Planks
Doritos = Captain’s Crunch
Fruit Salad = Berry’d Treasure
Pickled Cucumbers = Seaweed
Meatballs & Sauce = Cannonballs
Ice Bucket = Shiver Me Timbers
Gumdrops = Jewels
Veggies = Walk The Plank Veggies
Not Pictured: Hash Brown Casserole = Golden Treasure
Once again, Grandma P and cousin Jessica made an amazing cake! They made Bucky, Jake’s ship, floating on a blue sea…with a dolphin and some shark fins in the water. The boat had a cannon, barrels made from Rolos, and a pile of cannonballs & a treasure chest full of gold. They added the figurines of Jake, Captain Hook, and a crocodile.
We couldn’t find a stuffed Scully – the Disney Store was sold out – so I printed one from an image on Google & hung him over the kitchen table. The banner is from BirthdayExpress.com, I think.
Jensyn ate TWELVE meatballs!
Where does she put these things? She only weighs about 20 lbs!
Max got almost all of the pieces for the
Jake & The Neverland Pirates playset from the Grandmas!
He also recieved:
Jake & The Neverland Pirates DVD
veggie straws chips (Aunt Annie knows he loves these!)
Spiderman helmet, water bottle & bike bell
a treasure chest filled with Jake accessories
Jake & The Neverland Pirates t-shirt
storage case for his Leapster
pirate coloring books
playing with their new Jake & The Neverland Pirates Playset – Bucky, Captain Hook’s Battle Boat, lots of Jake & friends action figures…
Grandma P & “Izzy”
all tuckered out – it’s hard work being a pirate girl!
toddlers – content to play with the packaging :)
We were so glad to have my sister & her family from Wisconsin with us today! They can’t always make it, but we sure love when they come! We also had all the grandparents, all mama’s brothers & sisters and most members of their families (minus Aunt Janice, Justin, and Derek), Nana, and Uncle Kevin’s family (minus Uncle Kevin).
We’ll be having a few neighbor children over for a “mini party” this coming Saturday…just a few games, playtime, lunch, cupcakes, and party favors...but no presents. The boys are really looking forward to this!
Maxwell, where have the past three years gone? You are growing up so very fast, and we love to see you learning and changing as you grow. You are one VERY loved little boy! I hope you enjoyed your “Jake ee da Neveeewand Piwates” party!