Thursday, February 25, 2010

* Birthday Party Highlights: Pirates and Mermaid Boats Party Craft

You can't have a birthday party around here without crafts!

The guests at our Pirates and Mermaids themed birthday party
had a blast decorating these homemade cardboard boats.

I got the template and wonderful directions from IKAT blog here

(Go check out her Polly Pockets and PlayMobil friends
sailing off with their adorable anchors and life boats in tow!)

Mine are a simpler, mini version of hers.

I cut them out from
leftover boxes in my garage
when we were snowed in during the blizzard a few weeks ago.

Hooray for box cutters, a self healing mat,
a garage full of random recyclables, and a glue gun!
(there is a reason why you can't park a car in my garage)

The table with supplies ready to go:
colored masking tape
dot paints
foam letter stickers
scrap-booking letter stickers

Arrgh...busy pirates

a very POPULAR activity!

Bonus: it's a craftivity
(my word for crafty activities that keep your kids busy)
and a party favor!

One happy birthday girl!
Next post ... fishing at our party...


Heather said...

Looks like one sweet birthday party! Nice job! :)

Jen said...

Oh, how clever! The kids look like they are having so much fun decorating them. What an awesome party theme that includes both the girls and the boys!

Creative and Curious Kids!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Clever, creative and fabulous!

Mama King said...

Craftivity! I love it!

Looks like a great time was had by all! Aargh!

You may have heard this one...
Do you know the Pirate Alphabet?
It's Aaaye, Iyyyeee, Aaarghh!
(Say with you best pirate voice.)

Julie Bagamary said...

What a FUN party.

sarah in the woods said...

What a cute craft - and a fun party!

Wellspring Community School said...

What a well-dressed bunch of party-goers. Love the photos! This is such a great party idea, I may have to use it - my daughter wants to have a fairy party but I was trying to figure out how to make it a little more unisex...pirates and mermaids may be just the ticket!

ParentingPink said...

Super cute pirate/mermaid party craft! Looks like everyone is having fun - especially your birthday girl!

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internetexplorer said...

This is my sister's favorite theme. It's sweet, colorful and just suits a kid's innocence. Glad to be exploring the net and found great Little Mermaid birthday party ideas like this. THis is going to be my niece's party theme next year. yehey <3 God bless always! I would love to pin some photos from this post hope it's find with you.

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