Sunday, October 19, 2014

Micah’s 4th Birthday {Jake & The Neverland Pirates}

We thoroughly confused Micah by having his party on Calvin’s actual birthday.  We were hosting our home group that week and figured it would be easiest.  We didn’t consider how that might effect the two birthday boys.  Micah was convinced he was 4 already and Calvin was quick to tell him that he was not 4 yet and that it was HIS birthday.
I used a free e-invite from

For a few days leading up to the party Calvin was very anxious that his friends would be coming on Friday and not on Saturday.  After we showed him his invitation again he calmed down and we sang happy birthday to both of them.

I guess in our house your 4th birthday must be a pirate themed birthday, because that's the current trend, but it was what Micah wanted and he was bouncing off the walls while I decorated his cake, which is why I generally do it when they are sleeping, but it was a fun little memory despite the distraction.  He was so excited.  Thankfully pirate cakes are actually very easy, even if the birthday boy nibbles a bit of the corner while you go to pick up his older brother from school. 

For dinner we had shipwrecked sandwiches with little swords Micah found at the store, gold doubloon mac & cheese, cannonballs (grapes) and fish & chips.

I had a little printable treasure chest for the kids to color during our p&w time but they didn’t end up doing it, and we did it after the fact.  So I guess we spread out the fun.

Someone was a little excited about opening presents.  He sat here for the longest time just waiting.

I made some party hats that we used to form teams for games, which ended up being very time consuming, but they turned out cute. 

So we had team Jake, team Izzy and team Cubby.  Everyone competed for gold doubloons (chocolate coins).  Team Jake ended up pulling out the win with the most gold doubloons.  Hooray for the birthday boy.

We played a few pirate games the one leg race to get a sword, hook the loop (tossing rings onto a hanger, and don’t get caught with croc.  Simple easy and very little prep.  I made some easy little coin purses to hold the pirate’s booty, aka goody bags. 

All in all I think our pirate loving birthday boy felt loved and he’s still talking about his cake.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Amazing cake, Erica!