I LIVE for my boy’s birthday parties. I didn’t know this until Carter’s second party when I first learned how to use the Wilton icing tip and made this purple cow cake by myself (Carter has loved purple since he was 18 months old. He asked for a purple cow cake for his 2nd birthday).
I still can’t believe I made that. I have no artistic ability. You can cover a lot of mistakes with just more icing. The next year, I discovered printables and the Hostess with the Mostess website and went to TOWN on a pirate party. Then I discovered pinterest and the rest is history. So, now I’m working on Carter’s fifth birthday party – a Spiderman party.
I’m learning photoshop and got this invitation idea from here. Before I delve into it, let’s take a little trip down memory lane. We’ll start with Carter’s third birthday, the pirate party. I saw that someone made a pirate ship out of refrigerator boxes. So I asked Craig if he thought he could do it. He could because he is awesome!
He is a great artist, which is so fantastic. I have lots of ideas and enthusiasm, but little ability. So he cut it, painted it and set it all up. The kids could actually climb in and out of it. We saved it and Henry is having a pirate party this year for his third birthday! Win!
We went on our neighborhood message board (it is the best!) and borrowed a truly amazing Captain Hook costume that Craig wore as a surprise guest at the party
I made a challenging pirate ship cake with all the Peter Pan characters on it
I know it doesn’t look the best, but I promise, it took me forever!
Plus, just for giggles, I made those little ship cupcakes in the gallery below. (by the dubs, you can get amazing FREE pirate party printables HERE. I got the sails for the cupcakes on that site.)
We didn’t plan to get so elaborate. We just kept making stuff because it all seemed so awesome. The birthday parties are so much fun for us. I love to create these worlds and hopefully bring some of their fantasy to reality. Or at least, heighten their imaginary play a bit.
Carter was Captain Hook
And everybody had a great time! Except for my friend’s little girl there at the bottom of the ladder.
Tomorrow: Henry’s first birthday party – circus theme!!!