Happy Birthday Carson!
How does one celebrate turning 4?
By having a Pirate Party of course!
First, the invitation:
Created by Modern Moments Designs Thank you Jessica!!
A matching shirt is essential!
Super easy & cheap! Iron-on transfer, graphic by Jessica (MM), and printed on my home inkjet! JoAnn Fabric
Throw in an extra cute little brother (honestly, this could be a Gap ad)
Greet your guests with glee (seriously, Carson, GLEE, can you at least fake it?)
PUMP it UP with 15 of your friends!
Fly down the slide!
Throw in some awesome cupcakes!
Must give kudos and thanks to my girlfriend Julie for
finding sparkly gold sprinkles & pirate flags/liners (Michaels),
lending me her sweet cupcake display,
AND for teaching me the finer points of frosting!
Goodie Boxes are a Must!
With a Vegas-style Buffet of Carbs for the very hungry and tired bouncers!
The super cute stickers say "Pirate's Treasure" (design credit to Jessica-MM)
A few poorly lit attempts at the contents of the Goodie Boxes: Pirate bandana, eye patch, tattoos, gold wrapped chocolate coins, and ....
again thanks to Julie for making chocolate suckers for us! This woman just has too much creative energy for her family alone so we benefited from her overflow! A treasure chest, pirate ship, and skull/crossbones were just the coolest additions to Carson's Goodie Boxes!
16 kids, one picture . . . Good luck!
Once again, I don't know how she finds the time, but Julie sewed this amazing pirate flag banner for Carson and Jessica coordinated the invitations, stickers, and thank you notes to match!
I should probably mention here that Julie, my friend that can never leave me, and her cousin Jessica, my super-fab designer, made this party the best ever! Not sure which part I can take credit for :)
I just love this picture because of all the "pirate heads"
So far Carson's favorite gift of the day . . . a Pirate Kit!
Complete with an EARRING!
Yes, my son has not removed his clip-on earring except to sleep.
Went to dinner with it and was the hit of Red Robin!
Happy Birthday C!
We love you!
PS- Just wait until you see the adorable thank you notes! Can't post those just yet! Must get them in the mail first! Some things you still must do the proper way!