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When I’m planning Annie’s birthday parties (and, soon enough, birthday parties for The Acrobat!), I always stick with a theme. It makes things a lot easier for me because a theme usually has easy decorating, games, and food ideas. I also go with a theme that will appeal to both genders since Annie has friends who are both boys and girls. I figure she’s got plenty of girls-only parties ahead of her where we can go crazy with the pink princess stuff!
We went with the circus theme for her birthday six weeks ago, but if I’d seen this video when I was in the planning stages, I would have been super-tempted to switch to pirates. There are some really, really adorable ideas here:
We introduced Annie to Peter Pan over Christmas, and she adores it. She can practically recite the pages of the story by heart. Mike showed her an episode of Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Annie predictably went crazy for it. I like all the numbers and counting stuff in the show, she loves the “pixxxxxiiiiiiie duuuuuuust!!!”
I asked Mike if I could throw Annie a pirate party, just for fun. He looked at me like I’d grown another head.
I’m taking that as a “maybe.”
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We love that show! My son loved pirates even before we ever saw it- and then imagine his face when he heard the name of the show at 3 years old, being that HIS name is Jake too. O. M. G. It was like his mind was blown- he was (and still is) convinced the whole show is about him. Ha ha.
Cute party ideas!
My 3.5 year old daughter LOVES Jake and the Neverland Pirates. So much so that for Halloween she dressed as a pirate princess (one of the characters). For her birthday she got a Jake sword an I think that was her favorite gift. I am just grateful that I get a break from what would otherwise be princess princess princess 24/7.
My niece absolutely loves Jake!
My niece had a Princess Pirate party (meaning she got to wear a pretty dress AND an eye patch and “bamdamma”). Kids got treasure maps, walked the plank her uncle & daddy built, and had fun in the photo booth that was set up with pirate background and props (Daddy built a photo booth prior to Christmas for a party with lighting and themed backgrounds and his iPad with its photo booth app.)
And I had fun because I decided to dress up as a pirate too…great fun! I was soooo popular!!!
I totally think Mike’s looking at you like you’d grown a second head, was a go-ahead for doing a party. Go for it. Hey–maybe a Welcome Home, Acrobat Pirate Party! His first party!!!! Definitely!!! Start planning now!!!
i was thinking the same thing as the previous commenter about a party for the new baby–a 0th (that is “zero-th”) birthday party; a literal BirthDay party! of course, the birth of a baby is not everyone’s favorite time to have extra stuff to do, so maybe have the party a few months late…