I am going over the top with the party.
I have guilt on a number of levels.
Firstly, this is her first 'proper' party.
When we lived in Yorkshire we had tea parties but didn't really know anyone her age.
Now birthday parties are a regular occurence- the joy of starting nursery school.
And of course I have the working mum thing, The guilt of not being at home is evened up by time at meetings mulling over the pirate ideas.
As a result of the request for a Pirate themed party I have fallen in love with Pinterest, and you can check out where my ideas have come from on my board. Hopefully I can add a lot more photos after the party!
So, this is where we're at.
Again we have relied on the supermarket and pound shop. Bubbles and eye patches- how can we go wrong?!
And I am hoping to get some Pirate themed salt dough decorations done this week. It may not be everyone's taste- but neither's tat!
The food though is where I'm having the most fun.
Whilst we're going with sandwiches, wraps, sausages, pizza and chicken for savouries, I've loved the ideas I've found for desserts:
The lovely Laura who did the boys' first birthday cake and mum's 60th is going to a great 'Jake and the Never Land Pirates' cake.
I managed to find the majority of thngs I needed on ebay.
'Buried treasure'- gold coins in krispie cakes.
Pirate cakes- sponge cakes with rice paper.
Pirate battles: Plastic swords with strawberries, grapes and pineapple.
And of course, the fantastic Pirate outfits we received from Joker's Masquerade.
But I'm so glad we said we'll alternate parties and trips away between Squeaks and the boys.
I wonder what 2015 will hold!!