Saturday, January 19, 2008

yo-ho-yo-ho a pirate's life for me

Today was Damien's third birthday and he invited 3 friends to a pirate party. The pirate theme was his idea. He has a Winnie Pooh book about Tigger's birthday where they go on a pirate adventure as a birthday gift for Tigger. So I made a pirate invitation with elements from his favorite pirate books:
Credits: cloud paper from SA Reverie by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Designs; blue paper, island, palm trees, sea star, shark, sun, seagulls from Sea Doodles by Patricia Christensen from Weeds & Wildflowers Designs; alpha Blue Shoes by Gina Miller; glitter waves from Cool Summer by Bren Boone; boat with pirates from the children's book Hier kommen die Piraten! by Martina Leykamm; shark flag and parrot from the children's book Käpt'n Sharky und das Geheimnis der Schatzinsel by Jutta Langreuter and Silvio Neuendorf.
Credits: paper with wax seal from the children's book Hier kommen die Piraten! by Martina Leykamm; font: Zombie.
For the party I bought pirate daggers made of foam rubber and made some pirate hats. I used thick black felt and glued black velco on the inside with the hot glue gun, so its adjustable. Then I painted some crossed bones on the front with white paint. Voilà cheap& fun pirate hats.
Attractions were:
- a treasure cave built out of the packing boxes (we started packing for the upcoming move to the house) and some blankets in our living room and
- paint & 4 frames.
Damien had a lot of fun as did his guests, so I guess the party was a success. If measured by the amount of chaos left in his room, it was a smashing success ;-)
Here are some impressions:
Credits: template 9 by Yin from simplyyin.blogspot.com; cloud paper from SA Reverie by Gina Marie Huff from Weeds & Wildflowers Designs; blue paper, island, palm trees, sea star, shark, sun, seagulls from Sea Doodles by Patricia Christensen from Weeds & Wildflowers Designs; alpha Blue Shoes by Gina Miller; glitter waves from Cool Summer by Bren Boone; boat with pirates from the children's book Hier kommen die Piraten! by Martina Leykamm; shark flag and parrot from the children's book Käpt'n Sharky und das Geheimnis der Schatzinsel by Jutta Langreuter and Silvio Neuendorf.

29 comments:

Goat Girl said...

Looks like a fun party! Happy birthday Damien!

MiKiko said...

Happy Birthday Damien!
Great card invitations and the photos too!!

Nikki said...

looks like he ha a great day

Mrs. Wresh said...

Oh what fun!

Happy birthday sweet boy!

Joy said...

WOW...you are awesome... great invite and layout.

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Oh how fun!! looks like a good time :) What a great party for 3 year olds, but you know you have to keep this up every year now! You are 'the mom who does great parties' now! :)

Anonymous said...

ahhh - bless! Can't wait til DD is old enough to get it all!!!

Anonymous said...

That looks great! When do you sleep? Happy Birthday, Damien! Janet

dulce said...

Soooo cute- It seem like they had a great time. YOu have awesome ideas- Happy Bday to Damien.

Lisa said...

How cute, love the invitation! Wonderful photos, sounds like a good time! Happy Birthday to Damien!!

Anonymous said...

That is the coolest birthday I've seen this year!!
Any chance you could find out what the music was on Sueli Colbert's site? It was piano and orchestra - very, very cool. (I am assuming I am not the only one that heard music there! Thanks for all the great work you do for all of us each day! Jacqueq

Yin said...

What a smashing party it must have been! shhh, my boys would have killed for one like that, you're super! And love the invite and layout too!

alexandra said...

nachträglich einen herzlichen glückwunsch! wir hatten auch gerade einen dritten geburtstag, alelrdings noch ohne kinderparty.
tolle, nein coole, piratenidee und LOs!

Debra said...

Too darn cute!! Fab job on the invites, and it looks like he had a fabulous party!!

Beth said...

This is just TOO cute!!!!!! Thanks for sharing it.... my little 2 year old is VERY into pirates at the moment as well. In fact, for the past month he wears a pirate hat every day, and carries around a plastic hook in one hand and a plastic sword in the other. "Arrrr" is a common word around our house!

Thanks for your list each day too. You are a very generous person and an EXTREMELY talented scrapper!!!!!! I love all of your layouts and creations on the meadow!

JanMary said...

Great themed party, and so quick to complete the layouts afterwards. I am sure Damien will love to look back at these pages when he is older. What a cool mum!

muckeline said...

Das zeig ich meinem Dreijährigen lieber nicht und speicher mir die Ideen schon mal für den 4. Burzeltag *mops*.
Einfach genial !!
LG, Katja

Anonymous said...

So very creative!! Wish my boys were still small so that I could copy this great idea! What a wonderful keepsake!

Leslie
knitterfan1000s@sbcglobal.net

Nicole said...

What a fun party & you had great party ideas. Love those hats! Looks like they had a blast.

momto4boys said...

So cute, looks like it was a success. Love the hats, you did a great job on those!!! Loved the invite too!!!

olga9999 said...

The invitation and layout look terrific and I'm sure Damien and his friends have a wonderful time. :)

Thanks for sharing the photos and many thanks for the list of freebies. :)

Have a great weekend and best wishes. :O)

MsGini said...

That looks like it was a blast and I'm going to have to borrow your hat idea! We have a 3 yr old princess party coming up here in a couple of months, but she does love a good pirate hat and and has a pretty good Argh!!!

Thanks for showing us your LO's!

Trinity said...

wah... great idea and fun!!! Happy birthday!!

Sailor and Lula Designs said...

n sein! Die Einladung und die Hüte sind supersüss. ich plane auch eine Pratenparty wenn mein Kleiner 4 wird und werde sicher einige deiner Ideen "liften"!

Liebe Grüsse, sal

Tink said...

What an absolutely gorgeous layout. Sounds like he really had a great party (and a great mother).

Camelia said...

Sounds like very fun party.
Happy Birthday, Damien !
The invitation and layout are awesome,Angie.

Mayrasmom said...

very sweet, and precious!

arttrails said...

Happy Birthday..little man...great work..on his party invitations and all..wow..you really know how to put off a good party...Thank you for all the hard work you put into doing your list..all year long..

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