Earlier this week I had some mom friends and their kids come over for a Pirate Play-date!
Summer has been flying by and I really wanted
to get all of us together for some fun and catching up.
I wish our house was bigger so I could have invited all the mamas I know! :)
We had fun chatting and snacking and letting the children run wild.
Our little pirates enjoyed themselves.
I had fun creating toddler friendly pirate details for the play date.
My girls love pirates..but not “real” pirates..
so I made up little friendly koala jolly rogers instead of using scary skulls.
I wanted to put together a spread of fun treats and snacks!
and I had to make printables..I’m a sucker for labels. ;)
Here’s a list of what I made for our Pirate Play Date treats!
–I made a shark watermellon..sophia saw one at a grad party this
summer and LOVED it. (If you like carving pumpkins..you will love making the shark..
I don’t love carving pumpkins…haha.) But it was worth the smiles from my girls.
the photos below are of when I showed them the pirate spread. :)
They were soooo excited!
I “mellon balled” the inside of the watermellon..but used my cookie scoop….
soooo…let’s just say the mellon looked a little mangled.
went with the shark theme. hehe.
–My girls also LOVE peaches right now.
So I made up little sails and taped them to toothpicks and
stuck them in the peaches to make little ships.
–We had pirate punch…lemonade.
I was going to to do “sea water” (blue lemonade)
but didn’t have the right food coloring!
–I wanted an excuse to make peanutblossoms…my favorite cookie.
So I used upside down chunks of hershey bars (leftover from a bonfire night)
and made Walk the Plank Cookies!
–Chocolate Covered Raisins for Canon Balls
(Or you could use Cheetos Balls)
–I made up blue jello in little cups with swedish fish as shark bait.
That was a hit with the kids. My husband kept giving me a hard time the night before while i made them…asking if I was doing jello shots with my mom friends. har…har..
Psh I don’t even know what a jello shot is………. ;)
–And cheese is a toddler favorite!
So made up some Cheese chunks as Pirate Gold…
and Crackers as Polly’s Crackers!
DIGGING FOR TREASURE - Luckily the torrential crazy insane
rain storm let up for a few hours so we could play outside!
I burried some dollar store “treasure” in our sandbox and let them dig away!
I made up and printed off some fun easy DIY Pirate hats..
let the mamas staple the construction paper to be the right size for their child’s head.
PIRATE SHIP BATTLES - Once the heat got to be too much..
we headed back inside for some play time!
I LOVE my Dollar Store. they are awesome. I go in like every 6 months to ask about boxes in the back and they load me up! They let me use a dolly. ;)
I cut the sides off 2 of the boxes so the kids could climb on in to their ships..
but ended up needing more ships for the kids so dragged
in more plain boxes from the other room!
I made cardboard swords from the leftover scraps of the boxes.
They had some good giggles while playing pirates in their ships!
It was so nice having these lovely ladies and their kids over!
I thought it was funny how so many of them told me how well their kids napped that day..
That’s what we did in our house when everyone left… a longg family nap time. ;)
I’ll be adding the Pirate Printables to my Etsy Shop later this week.
I think other moms would appreciate a more toddler friendly pirate theme too!
You could use these for play dates or birthday parties.
I’ll be sharing more play date ideas on my blog.
I think moments like this are fun for both kids and moms. :)
We mamas need the support from each other..and our kids…
well…it’s always fun to be a pirate crew!