Two of my good friends here had a pirate-themed combined birthday party for their four year old boys. It was a great party. My friends really are a clever pair, each combining their numerous creative talents to put on an amazing afternoon that I know my kids won't forget in a hurry.
I offered to bring a fruit platter since I know it can sometimes be a bit fiddly and hosts usually have their hands full with cakes and other party food. I had a wooden treasure chest I bought for the kids to play with and decided to make the fruit platter look like opened pirate treasure.
I cut thin slices of rock melon and pineapple and used a small round cookie cutter to cut them into lots of circles (to be silver and gold coins), and then just included as much seasonal fruit as I could find, as well as dried dates, spilling over the chest.
The treasure chest lay on top of a cake board that I covered in kraft wrap, then cling film. I took all the bits to the party in bags and the whole thing took only five minutes to assemble once I was there, which was a good thing as Miss M was on my hip the whole time!
And speaking of Miss M, I decided at 8am this morning that I wanted to make something a little piratey for her to wear. I managed to find a pair of velvet-feel pantaloons at the supermarket(!), and decided to make her a quick neckerchief to go with them.
Happy birthday to Bowen and Tyler!