I am not going to lie, I had a great time.  I really got into the theme (as you can see).  X marked the spot on the kitchen table.  Pirate cupcakes and watermelon on a cutlass, a better pirate party there has not been!  We all had a great time. 

We limited the number of kids to cousins and practically cousins (the Corbetts and Phillips) and this made the party so un-chaotic.  The kids had a great time decorating pirate hook cookies, and making pirate hats (ok, the grown-ups did most of that part).  Then it was off to the treasure hunt.  My husband wrote the cutest treasure hunt and the kids had a blast.  We even had a plank to walk (a must from Elijah carried out by Chris Pollard, thanks Chris!).  The treasure was a pinata filled with candy and gold coins.

Then it was on to cupcakes and presents (thanks Uncle Max for the cash!  We hate that you missed the festivities!).

Check back around 4 to watch a clip of my pirate husband leading the kids on a treasure hunt!

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