Cap’n Marcus turns 4!

Happy Birthday, Marcus!

We had a great time celebrating Marcus’ 4th birthday with our friends and family.  He’s been very into pirates lately, so we, of course, had to throw him a pirate party!  I admit that I may have gone a little crazy with the details. 😉

The party in pictures . . .

Guests were first greeted by a pirate, dubbed "Willy" by Marcus. Or, "Pie-wah WEE-lee!" as Gavin calls him.

The kids were sent off on a treasure hunt. 5 stations were scattered about the house, each marked with a sign showing a particular shape. The kids had to find all 5 stations in order to get the stickers to cover the shapes on their map. Once their maps were complete, they got lots of treasure!

Pirate Hat Station

Face Painting Station

Eye Patch Station

Tattoo Station

(blow up) Sword Station in the background

Marcus towards the end of his treasure hunt.

Once the kids completed their map, they each got a loot bag (partially pre-filled with pirate-themed goodies) that they got to fill with additional treasure (necklaces, rings, gems, coins, candy, etc.) from a wooden pirate chest. They also got to keep their treasure maps and pirate gear they gathered on their treasure hunt.

The kids pulled their drinks from a treasure chest.

The dessert spread! (Marcus sampled probably 3/4 of the goodies. He was a happy camper.)

Rice Krispie treat pirate ships, marshmallow pops and S'mores pops, super chocolately cake.

Vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting in the center, on the left side of the cupcakes are mocha chocolate chip cookies (made with love by Grammy!), Rolo pretzel bites, and chocolate crack(-ers).

Banana pudding, Oreo truffle pops, fruit skewers, and cones of kettle corn. I made all of the desserts except for the TJs kettle corn and Grammy's cookies. (I told you I went a little crazy...)

Lighting up the birthday cupcake.

Waiting with baited breath.

He was so happy to hear everyone singing for him...

Blowing out the candles.

Enjoying the spoils.

Gavin with his Ba Ngoai and his little girlfriend, J, watching from below.

With my little pirate.

Pirate Gavin

Pirate Marcus

With Grammy & Grampy

With Ba Ngoai and Ong Ngoai

Uncle Nam

Gavin training with Ba Ngoai...

...so that he can take on and defeat Pirate Willy!

Nice pants.

A thoroughly sated, happy, and tired birthday boy!

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