Bailey our soon to be 11year old son is having a pirate themed bday on Friday. I'm fresh out of ideas...and need your creative help!
First off - the Invitation
I'm making them on the computer tonight...using a dark ivory/brown resume type paper and making it look like a treasure map. I'm going to burn the edges of the paper and crinkle them so they look old. I think I can come up with something clever for the wording...
I want to do a cool scavenger hunt for them...but do you think that at this age it's dorky? Bailey still kinda clings to some little kid ideals and I worry that some of his friends who are coming won't view it as cool. But I know Bailey will LOVE it!
So what should I have them hunt for? Individual pirate booty or one big prize...or should I split them up and have them go on a real scavenger type hunt through the neighborhood. (I'll alert my neighbors..they are all so sweet and have all raised kids!)
What foods should I serve? We'll have "rum punch" - don't all pirates drink rum punch? And I'm lost after that?
We'll watch The Goonies, Pirates of The Carribbean, National Treasure. Any other good pirate adventure movies you can think of????
Help out here people....I know we love to talk about pirates and I'm not just talking about Mr. Depp!