On Saturday, we had 24 family and friends over to celebrate Luke’s 4th birthday.
Laura’s dog Sadie was into the pirate theme too. . .
He wanted it to be a pirate party. And really wanted everyone to have swords, eye patches, and compasses. And a huge thank you to my sister, Laura, for making this cute sign!
And a pirate ship cake with a pirate and a shark.
Since the weather was going to be so beautiful – sunny and 72 – on Saturday, I decided to have some fun with activities in the backyard. And thank goodness for Pinterest for giving me some fun kid activity ideas.
I made a station with baking soda + vinegar colored with food coloring. When the vinegar hits the baking soda, it fizzes. This one was a huge hit with the kids.
It was fun for Aunt Jenny too.. .
They also had fun with sword fights. . .
and walking “the plank”
party fun. ..
Aunt Laura did pirate tattoos.
Grandma Mary got in on the sword fights. . .
And Luke pouted for a few minutes that it wasn’t time yet to open his presents. . . #beingfourishard
I also made “moon sand” = mixed cornstarch and hair gel. And added black and pinto beans for “rocks”. Add in some dollar store toys = fun for hours.
Scott and his family. . .
Finally. . . time for presents.
And then the best game of all. . . Laura and I filled up balloons with little toys and candy from the dollar store and then the kids got to pop the balloons to get the treats out. Oh man, they had a blast and it was hilarious!
Such a fun day. We are so thankful to have so many friends and family that love Luke and came to celebrate with us!