I found this post I’d written about Grace’s 5th Birthday (she’s now 6!) in my drafts folder so thought I’d post it since somehow I missed it way back then!! oops!
Way back in July our beautiful girl Grace celebrated her fifth birthday. After Grace got a pirate costume for Christmas that she wore and wore we decided that her special birthday had to be pirate themed! Probably not a typical girly theme but it was heaps of fun organising something less pink and both the boys and girls invited including the birthday girl were very excited about it.
This year we decided to have the party at a local church hall as it was a big party and the weather can be somewhat unreliable in mid July, although we’ve been exceptionally lucky and had a 24C day for Grace’s 4th birthday! We were relieved to say the least at our decision though when on her birthday this year there threats of snow and it hailed and sleeted all afternoon.
We decorated the hall with pirate touches with the help of some good friends, thanks so much J & T your help was awesome!
The HMS Grace that Craig and Grace made out of some big boxes and paper plates, the kids had fun climbing in and out of it and playing with the blue and white “sea” balloons.
The photo board with five years of Grace photos and the little pirate loot boxes for the guests when they went home.
The table all set ready for some pirate munchies.
A friend loaned us this great chest which made a fab present spot.
The kids were asked to dress in there pirate gear for the party and quite a few of the adults joined in the fun wearing all manner of pirate get up and we were no exception!
We hired some entertainment in the form of a pirate puppet show group. They entertained the kids with the puppets then we all had fun with their huge rainbow parachute.
After we’d had fun enjoying the entertainment it was time to have some afternoon tea, the kids and there parents tucked into all sorts of pirate themed party treats.
My first attempt at cake pops, actually a clever way to use up leftover frosting and the offcuts from the birthday cake.
After all the treats were devoured it was time to cut the cake. Grace had requested a treasure island cake and it had given me quite a challenge but I love how it turned out in the end. I just wish I managed to take a better photo of the cake in all the craziness of the party.
After Grace opened her presents which everyone was so generous with it was time to say goodbye and send everyone home with there pirate loot.
I think that wraps up Grace’s 5th birthday party, another fun party done and dusted.