Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for Hayden! Happy 2nd Birthday my precious little pirate man. Your bros were so excited for your big day & your birthday party. Our day was fast & furious - we got to celebrate your birthday & have your party the same day which was a ton of fun but sooo.busy.!
Birthday party planning is such a labor of love for me - it hasn't come very easy to me & this party was no exception. For whatever reason - probably the sleep deprivation - I was just a bit teary until we got the party started! Even when buying the birthday cake that morning, I choked up just telling the check out clerk he was turning 2, haha. But, with our lovely family & friends & all the prep work done, I was able to just enjoy & celebrate my middle little. A big thank you to Mimi for her finishing touches & photo booth decorations! Thanks to Uncle John & Kelsey for the beautiful & delicious banana pudding! Thanks to Aunt Michelle & my hubs for the watermelon pirate ship!
We started off the party with my favorite activity of the day: dig for buried treasure! We layered the sandbox with beaded necklaces, jewels, & gold doubloons, and then poured new sand over top of our treasure for our pirates to dig it up. So easy & so fun.
We invited our guests to 'sail the seven seas' on our pirate ship pool float & find the 'sunken' treasure chest. They swam with many small pirate rubber duckies, since our own Captain Hayden LOVES his rubber ducky - the only problem was getting him to share! haha. Hot dog pirate ships for lunch with watermelon cannon balls, gold fish & chips, and Pirate's booty (Hayden's personal FAV).
You are so loved my hilarious pirate boy.