Max is 4 1/2, and we are officially 6-months behind on our blog posts. But Max’s 4th birthday party needs to be documented. For the first time since his first-birthday blowout, we had a full on party with friends, a pirate party in Central Park. With new-found post-weaning energy, Brittney turned into a Pinterest mom and made themed food including a watermelon ship, ‘squid dogs’ (hot dogs with noodle tentacles) and banana pirates.
The kids made hooks, eye patches and mustaches, and got tattoos.
Julie napped and chilled in the stroller looking cute.
When it was time for the cupcakes, we discovered they’d been stolen by Pirate Pete and hidden away with his treasure! The kids found pirate Pete behind a tree, then he trained them to be true pirates and gave them their first clue and a piece of the treasure map.
Each clue led to another one and a piece of the treasure map. The last clue was in Max’s pocket, which amused him very much. They put together the map and found the treasure!
And a treasure chest pinata & the stolen cupcakes.
Real pirates have chocolate mustaches.
Julie was very fussy during the singing of happy birthday, but then we realized she wanted her own chocolate mustache.
Pete turned out to be a very nice pirate and Max just wanted to snuggle with him at the end of the party.
It was so nice to celebrate with family, friends and buccaneers. A hearty thanks to Mark’s Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Stan for representing family at every one of Max’s celebrations.
Six months later, Max is still talking about the party and how he wants another pirate party next year. Ahoy to that!