By now many of you know that I tend to go a little – ok, maybe a lot – over the top when throwing birthday parties for my kids.  I have fun doing it and we create really great memories for them.

My Benny turns six this week and he chose a nautical theme for his party.  The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful day for lots of sea-faring fun!

The invitation:

The boys decorated personalized sailor hats while we waited for everyone to arrive.  Then they learned how to make their own paper boats.  After that it was time for some active fun.  In two teams, they had relay races. They walked the plank, ran to ring the Captain’s bell, stacked the cargo and filled the water tanks.

After working up an appetite, they lined up for mess time.  Each boy got his own mess tray to fill with his choices from the buffet.  After dinner, they got to dig in the sand (table) for golden coins.

Everyone worked together to decipher the clues for a grand scavenger hunt.  They discovered a real treasure chest filled with loot!

The fabulous cupcakes were from Cup of Cake here in Lakewood. Once again, their treats were a huge hit!

A very special shout out to my lovely assistant who is training to create special parties of her own ;-) .