Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Erin's Birthday ...
My eldest baby is now 6.
We had a family dinner at home and then a party for her to celebrate with her friends.
She wanted to have a fairy party but we talked about how we had already been to 3 and we might do something different.
She decided a Mermaid Party would be fun but when I pointed out that half her friends were boys she conceded and we decided upon a "Under the Sea" theme.
The girls would be mermaids and the boys would be pirates.
I made the kids some basic and very simple costumes and with a bit of facepaint everyone was having fun!
We decorated the pergola as a mermaid cove and the cubby house became a pirate ship.
We played pass the parcel inside away from the wind and then we went on a treasure hunt to find the treasure chest - which was the pinata that we had to get Pete, Erin's Dad to bust!
The kids had been busy decorating brown paper bags inside while I was doing the face painting and we used these later as their loot bags.
The cake was delicious and we had a great time playing with our friends and pretending we were mighty scary pirates and beautiful mermaids.