Today was the big day.
The day "Captain Hook" got his crew together to celebrate his 5th birthday :)
Not Toby's birthday.
Captain Hook's birthday.
Of course ;)
I knew it was coming.....the inevitable Pirate party. I tried to avoid it, in favour of some other less popular themes...but nope. It HAD to be a Captain Hook party :)
And to be honest, I had a lot of fun planning it!
There's just too much for one post, so this is just a little preview and a look at the treasure chest cake.
It was actually an easy cake to make. And Toby did a lot of the "decorating"......ie. stuffing as much loot into the "treasure chest" as possible, while nibbling on a little bit or two when I wasn't looking :)
For a little man who can't have sugar (unless of course it's his birthday), he was absolutely thrilled with this cake!
It was pretty loaded with treasure. Just how he wanted it!
I used three 9"X 13" chocolate cakes, with a little wedge of hard rye bread (yes...really) wrapped in wax paper to prop the lid open. Don't judge. I was too lazy to make more cake ;) And it was much stronger than cake would have been!
The birthday boy post treasure hunt....sans costume......loaded down with every jewel possible :)
As soon as the candles were blown out, the smoke was still in the air and the little pirate hands were pillaging the treasure chest. Wayyy too much to resist ;)
More fun Captain Hook Pirate stuff to come.....when I get motivated to write another post. For now....it's an early night for this pirate momma :)