Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ahoy there me Hearties!!!!

Warning: Photo overload in this post!!!  So my little Kobi had his 3rd birthday Pirate Party a couple of weekends ago.  We all had such a ball, honestly the best party we have ever had.  Awesome theme too, we have never done a themed party for the kids before.....bit of work but loads of fun:):)  Mum made the boys costumes (Cooper's was bought but we added the bandana and sash).    Just spotty and strip materials from Lincraft.  Mine and Tim's were a mix of op shop and made!  We have friends that own a Jumping Castle Business so we had a really big Pirates (of the Carribean) Castle.  It was great even the adults had a go;)  I borrowed the blue scene setter and all the mesh added some pirate wall hangers, banners and balloons and this made for a really cool backdrop!
So here are some pics from the day.

My big boy now (within the week he turned 3 his toilet training just clicked....woo hoo!!!!!!!)  I now have 2 big boys and a baby I keep telling him:)




Struggled to get a good pic of the 3 of them (that is happening alot lately)!  But this one is soooo sweet.....I love it, I love my boys!!



Here's the "Young" Pirate family:):)


Kobi and his awesome cake that our friend Krystin made him!!  So he was a little too close to the candles for my liking but he did blow the candles out (eventually):)


Baby pirate....



Big boy pirates......





Pirate ship fruit bowl and then all the kids made fruit swords:)



Treasure Hunt......



Oh my so much fun, one definately to remember!!!

I just want to share with you a quick tutorial on Kobi's Pirate invites.......so extremely quick, so cool!!!
I used inks + Shimmeringz in Heavy Metal.


 Firstly I cut out my 2 pieces of paper to size.  The background paper being a bit wider than the actual written part.  I cut around the edges randomly making the cuts all different lengths.  I teared and ripped the written paper aswell (I just printed this onto normal A4 paper).


I distressed around the edges with my ink pad.

I crumpled up the paper and then pulled it back out and adhered it to the backing cardstock.  I then added drips of alcohol ink around the edges of the text.  Sprayed my Shimmeringz to give a bit of shine!!



Added a little flag with masking tape and there you have it.....Pirate Invites:):)



That's about it for today, I better get off here, so much to do, so little time!!!!
Hope you like my pirate post.
Thanks for dropping by xo

13 comments:

Kate said...

oh thanks so much for sharing Stace ive been hanging out to see Kobi's photos, everything looks amazing, im not used to boy stuff having both my girls so this is lovely to see!! xox

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Thanks for the invite tutorial :) Loved looking at all the lil pirate pics.

Di Garling said...

Oh WOW Stacey, your boys certainly look like they had great fun. Great theme, love the costumes & the invites look great too.
Cheers Di xx

Sara said...

What an awesome looking party. Fantastic costumes and the cake looks amazing.

Nelly said...

Such a great birthday party - wooow!!!
Love all your works - they are tender, charming with poetry view and so original done!!! Unique!

Thuria said...

Great theme for this party! Beautiful photos.

Mel said...

Too ca-ute!! Your boys are adorable, and I'm loving Tim's pants! ha. Beautiful photos, looks like it was lots of fun.

xx

Liz Weber said...

Happy 3rd Birthday to Kobi, far out where did those 3 years go!!!!!! WOW you created a fantastic party Stacey, you could start a business doing that you know!!!!! Looks like all 4 of your pirates enjoyed themselves, they all look so wonderful and so happy, congrats to you Stacey! Have a wonderful week!

Felicity said...

wow wow wow.. oh much fun.. oh to be a lil child again! Looks like OOODLES of fun! I beat you all slept good at night. lol
I just LOoooOOOooVE it :))
x

Melinda said...

Oh boy that looks like one top party!! Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos of your happy day! Love the idea of the watermelon into a pirate ship!
Have a great week :))xx

Blossom inch said...

wow...this is awesome party...love this...awesome pics and nice tutorial!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow! Everything looks perfect!! What a fun party!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jenni Hodge said...

Stacey do you live on the gold coast - just reading your invites..?? Your blog is amazing!!!