Monday, October 08, 2007

Pirate Party

Enough with the "teasers!" Yesterday we had my son's 6th birthday party, with a pirate theme! It was a huge success as the kids all had a great time. I think the adults did as well. We had sangria (thanks, mom!) and Mai Tais (thanks, Rob!), after all!

Frankly, we went overboard (so to speak). We had a big "moon bounce" decorated with pirate stuff and we played piratey games (like "Pin the Hook on the Pirate"), and we had a treasure hunt. But the best was the Pirate Ship Battle in our driveway! We constructed 2 ships for the kids to play in, and they went at it with ferocity that would make Blackbeard himself proud. The pictures don't do it justice, but here are a few...


Welcome to "Cut Throat Cove!" Abandon hope all ye who enter, et cetera...



On the right: "The Fat Flounder!" A small, but able ship.



And on the left: "The Fangtooth!" Scourge of the seas!


Now, let the battle begin...





It was utter chaos.

An aside: I've been to many children's parties, and one activity I cannot stand is the beating of the piñata. I hate piñatas. Watching kids bust open the body of some animal or character and then leaping on top of the remains, always reminds me of the Lord of the Flies. And not in a good way. It's an activity that demonstrates (and encourages!) some of the worst parts of human nature: violence & greed!

Anyway, you haven't seen violence until you dress a dozen kids up with swords and cannonballs and let them go at it unfettered! It was great! And luckily, nobody was hurt.

As I said, the adults had fun, too. We had a special area set up for them on the deck...




A few, like my brother, embraced the theme whole-heartedly...



Even our dog was forced to suffer this ignominity...


Poor thing.

I have more pics, but I will keep them to myself, to protect the dignity of our guests! I leave you with one last image of me & my bro, watching the carnage...


Oh, the humanity!

3 comments:

Don Hudson said...

I look horrible! Like I was sick or something.

babyphat523 said...

holy moly! those are some dang lucky kids...great job :)

Marie said...

To think some poor kids end up in the McDonald's birthday room.