Friday, March 21, 2014

Rilian's 5th Birthday!

My baby is NOT a baby anymore! On February 2, Rilian turned 5 years old! If you ask him when his birthday is, he will tell you "Groundhog's Day," which is in fact February 2nd!

Rilian wanted a Jake and the Neverland Pirates Birthday this year. I set to work on making his invitations for his party so he could hand them out to his friends.  
Rilian was one lucky Texas boy and got snow for his birthday!
We celebrated Rilian's birthday the following weekend because Jeremy and I were out of town on his actual birthday. So, by the time his party came all the snow had melted and his friends were able to come to his party without any travel problems.

Before the party started, I took some pictures of the set up...they got to walk the plank...do you see the sharks in the water down below?
I put a Jake and the Neverland Pirates tablecloth on the table...
Of course, we also got Jake and the Neverland Pirates plates...
And each of Rilian's friends got to take home a Jake and the Neverland Pirates cup...
We played Pirate Bingo...Granny made the Bingo cards. There were a few different cards. What did we use as markers for the cards? Gold coins! It was actually chocolate wrapped up to look like gold coins.
I served the birthday boy and his guests "ocean water" to drink. It was blue Hawaiian Punch. Below the ocean water is sand with sea shell on top. I placed the chocolate gold coins beside the ocean water until we needed them.

A Jake and the Neverland Pirates Birthday banner...
After everything was set up, it was time for the guests to arrive...my children watched at the front door for the first guest to arrive...
When the guests arrived, the first thing they did was become Jake. Rilian didn't want to, so he just stood beside Jake.
Piper, as Jake...
Seven, as Jake...my mother-in-law also made Jake for the guests to put their face in.
After they became Jake, they walked the plank...

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While we waited on more guests to arrive, they got to make a pirate face. There was a choice of a bandana or a pirate hat. You could also choose to put an eye patch on and eyes. I had markers for the guests to draw the nose on and mouth and scruff, if they chose for their pirate to be a scruffy pirate.


Rilian's pirate face...
Finn's pirate face...
Piper's pirate face...
Jeremy is the cake maker for our kid's birthdays. He did an awesome job on Rilian's cake! It is all edible, well, not the characters or the candle, but the sail, mast, and everything else are! 
Singing "Happy Birthday" to the birthday boy...
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Not sure why Rilian chose to smile like that, but he's goofy sometimes!
Seven decided to dress up like a pirate! Rilian got this "costume" as one of his presents.
Happy Birthday to my sweet, silly baby boy! You may not be a baby anymore, but you will always be MY baby! I love you, Rilian!

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