Saturday, March 12, 2011

Captain Caleb's 5th Birthday

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For Caleb's 5th birthday, we celebrated at our house with a few close friends. Caleb is really into pirates right now, so it was a fun theme! I am not typically one to go over the top for parties (partly because of our budget but partly because kids don't really care). For this one, I did a little more than usual, though, because Caleb's party is really important to him. He's been talking about it since his last one!

The funny part to me is that I planned a few activities for the kids, but all they really wanted to do is play! That was, of course, fine with me, but it did make me laugh. I could've done nothing, and they would have been happy!

The decor:
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(Luke was TERRIFIED of that pirate. It's 6' tall, so that's very understandable)

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I am not very crafty, so this cake was a definite labor of love. It was fun making it, but it took me awhile!

Each child got to take their picture with this. I love things like this where you put your head through. I don't know why, but they always make me laugh!! We sent the pictures in the thank you notes!
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Fighting like a pirate
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Upon arrival, the kids colored and decorated pirate ship cut outs. Once most all of the kids were here, we went on a scavenger hunt to find hidden treasure. Caleb got to hold the treasure map since he was the Captain of the adventure! At each stop, the kids found a prize. By the end, they were completely outfitted as pirates (a sword, eyepatch, headband, and telescope for each child).
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Enjoying cake
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Opening presents (he loved everything he got!!)
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Our family, after the party
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