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Although I anticipated several consecutive years of Lego birthday parties, our proximity to the beach wooed Burke toward buried treasure and pirate patches this year.
Black and white with pops of color made a bright backdrop for a “Pirates & Pajamas” party.
Brunch was Burke’s birthday party meal of choice. His requests were Voodoo donuts (about 6000 miles unattainable, but we made our best attempt)…
…and biscuits and fixins’ (all of the details on the Biscuit Bar here).
Of course, what’s a kid’s birthday party without a bunch of treats? Rice krispy ‘gold doubloons,’ ‘hidden treasure’ cupcakes (with Reese’s cups hidden within), ‘canon ball’ oreo cake balls, cones of ‘pirate popcorn,’ and donut hole shooters all made for an Ahoy-Worthy dessert table.
Side note, but after my love affair with the bar cart for the Two Hour Shower treat table in Denver, we built a bar cart here in Saipan. And I lo-ove it just as much. In love. With bar carts for party treat tables. And just with this bar cart in general. Loveeeeeeeloveeeeeelove.
Bar cart love aside, a pile of honeycomb lanterns was my primary (ok, really, only) pirate party decor.
The bright honeycombs were the table runner…
…and they made for cheerful party garlands and dots of color.
There was also a “Pirate Grog” station with a whole buffet of drinks…
…orange juice, two kinds of Starbucks’ refreshers, and apple juice (and, of course, a giant dispenser of ice water).
The highlight of the party was a hunt for buried treasure, ending at a treasure box full of ‘gold dubloons.’ The little party guests seriously had so much fun spending their treasure at the “Pirate’s Booty” stand! Ok, they had so much fun hunting the treasure as well.
A stand full of goodies is a surefire winner. Every time, y’all.
Loved this party, loved celebrating Burke, just happy feelings all around!
katie pangelinan says
Lovely! Your parties are always amazing but what amazes me most is your ability to pull them together on Saipan! I was a teacher there for four years and know how hard it is to find what you need when you need it. Do you order stuff or pick things up on trips to the states? I miss Saipan so much & will be visiting next month. Love following your blog!
Katie, what a sweet note! I love it that you lived here! How fun that you’ll be here next month- where did you teach?
And I literally was laughing out loud at the idea of finding party stuff here- no, I grab stuff when I’m stateside. Luckily, we were home in May, so I had a chance to grab a few things. 😉
Have a blast while you’re here!!!
katie pangelinan says
I did the same thing with teaching supplies! Much of my time at home in WA over the summer was spent at the post office sending flat rate boxes to Saipan. I taught at G T C in San Roque. Second grade! Go Binadu!
Haha- oh the pile of flat rate boxes that accompany a trip home. 😉 Seriously, love it that you lived here!!! 😉
ps- When I was a teacher (long, long ago), second grade was my FAVORITE! And now that Burke is going to be in second grade next year, I’m realizing why- this age is SUCH A BLAST! Loving it now as a parent just as much as I did as a teacher. 😉
marissa | rae gun ramblings says
oh the honeycombs on the table are so awesome! love love love
aw, thanks friend! 😉