Attack of the Jewish BuccaneersHazel is turning 5 this week. Instead of the standard princess party, she decided to mix things up a little this year and chose a pirate theme. So we transformed the living room into a grotto and set sail for high adventure!
We invited 12 little kids, and it was bedlam around here for a while. My kids are shrill and squealy on their own, but shrill and squealy multiplied by 12 is a lot of very high pitched noise!
Hazel couldn't remember the stock pirate phrases. You know, like Ahoy there, avast, shiver me timbers, etc. She went around practicing and practicing how she would greet her guests at the door. But she couldn't quite wrap her mouth around 'ahoy.' She had a Jewish sounding 'ch' in there. Achoy there matey. A Jewish pirate??? It was awesome.
My little brother is 9 and he was the captain of the crew. He was giving pirate-y orders to the littles, including the command to 'swab the desks.'
The cake was truly spectacular. Made by my amazing incredible sister, Mrs. Face. Go check out her Halloween costume, by the way. You will be so glad you did! But she did an amazing incredible job with the cake.
She made it with 3 9x13 sheet cakes--2 on the bottom and one for the top. Isn't that awesome?
The kids oohed and aaahed over the cake, then we started our games. When I announced it was time to eat the cake, they stampeded in, and found this.
That led them on a treasure hunt to find the missing cake. When they figured out the final clue (it was in the minivan), it really looked like pirates storming a ship--there were kids climbing over, around and through it!! 14 kids is a lot...
So the party was so fun, and now I'm very very glad that it's quiet.