After weeks of preparation, the boys’ joint pirate and mermaid birthday party is nearly here. Activity centers filled with crafts and games are mostly finished, and the non-catered food preparation will happen closer to the end of the week.
Since the spirit of a party is in the details, I have been using this downtime to clean up and make a few extras for the party. I always like to include a “photo booth” type area that allows me to catch silly, staged photos of the kids. For the pirate and mermaid theme, I doodled the image below onto a large sheet of cardboard that came with an IKEA table top that I had ordered for my craft room.
The kid below is not doodled. He is mine.
Are you sick of pirate and mermaid themed party crafts, yet? This weekend it is all over, and then we can go back to our regular home decor and kids’ themed DIY projects. (But not until we show off how the party pulled together and all of the details so you can recreate them yourself for a birthday party, Talk Like a Pirate Day, or a themed-unit at school.)