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Alltop, confirmation that I kick ass


Author: toni

~ 02/18/11

Those of you who follow MAMMAKAZE read all about the over-the-top Harry Potter party I threw for my kid’s 8th birthday last year.

Well, not to be outdone by myself, we followed that extravaganza with a Pirates of the Caribbean party for her 9th Birthday this year. And while Pirates don’t hold the same charm for me as kid wizards, I still (with the help of MAMMAKAZES Jennie, Angelica, Zadrina and Gloria) put my heart and soul into turning our garage into a pirates’ lair worthy of any Disney imagineer (on a mommy budget that is).

Though some of the pictures are brightly lit, imagine the whole party in low light, which is how it actually was!

ARRGH! JULIA, TONI & RANDY THE PERFEKT HUSBAND

 

SETTING THE MOOD WITH A PIRATE TABLE FULL OF JEWELS, COINS, GOBLETS & OTHER ILL-GOTTEN ITEMS

 

SKULLS, RATS, GOBLETS, COINS & JEWELS, OH MY!

 

DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

 

OL’ UNLUCKY LUKE IN THE PIRATE QUEEN’S CHAIR. HE’S HOLDING THE BASKET OF PIRATE SKULL NECKLACES (EACH MATEY GOT ON INITIATION) & A BASKET OF PIRATE INSULTS FOR THE PIRATE INSULT GAME!

 

ALAS, POOR YORICK! OH WAIT. WRONG TALE… 

 

EACH TABLE REPRESENTED A DIFFERENT SHIP:

DAUNTLESS, INTERCEPTOR, FLYING DUTCHMAN &  BLACK PEARL

 

TABLE SETTINGS: OLD NETTING, BATTERY-OPERATED CANDLES, COMPASSES, COINS, JEWELS, RATS & MAPS

 

PLACEMATS. I DOWNLOADED A PIRATE MAP, PERSONALIZED IT WITH THINGS LIKE “TESORO DE JULIA” & BURNED THE EDGES TO MAKE IT LOOK AUTHENTIC. YEP, MY HOUSE SMELLED LIKE  A FIREPLACE FOR DAYS!

 

THE PIRATE QUEEN & HER BOOTY. PROPS COURTESY OF AL & ZADRINA!

 

THE CAKE. I DOWNLOADED THE PICTURE FROM ONLINE. ADDED THE WORDS IN PIRATE FONT. EMAILED IT TO A CAKE PLACE FOR THE CAKE ART. AND HAD COSTCO PUT IT ON TOP OF ONE OF THEIR CAKES! A BARGAIN!

 

 

MATEYS! Thanks for getting into the spirit of the party Wayne, Cheri, Cathy, Claire & John! (Jennie too but I have no pic of her!)

 

COMING SOON. A STEP-BY-STEP ON HOW TO THROW YOUR OWN PIRATE PARTY!

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4 COMMENTS »

  1. Holy crap! That’s amazing! Are you the best mom ever or what?

    Comment by Haris Orkin — February 18, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

  2. Aww the fond memories of a Toniextravaganza party. Julia is so lucky to have a mom,(and dad), like you two. Thank you for sharing your photos. And I see you’re still using the old burnt edged paper technique. Smart lady. Stick with the classics. :D

    Comment by Karen — February 18, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

  3. Wow, too bad I don’t have a ton of skeletons lying around! This is really great. Did you purchase or make the brick wall paper? I assume that isn’t your actual garage wall. . .

    Comment by Sasha — March 30, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

  4. Hi Sasha. No, my garage is not normally like that. I bought that wall covering at Walmart the day after Halloween at 50% off. They were normally $4 per package. I purchase them for $2 each. And used about 6 of them. They’re pretty big. Also you can buy packages that have the plastic windows and doors that you just staple up. As for the skeletons. Most of them were Halloween skeletons that I borrowed from several friends. I simply put bandanas and eye patches on them. And I printed out that DEAD MEN DON’T TELL TALES sign on matte photo paper and tied it with twine around the skeleton’s neck. All done on the cheap!

    Comment by toni — March 30, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

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