Captain Ryan invited his Mateys to join him on a high sea adventure in our backyard for his 5th birthday party.
X marks the party spot!
As each crew member arrived, we gave them a bandana and an eye patch.
The Party Games
Message in a Bottle Treasure Hunt
Once our entire crew arrived, we set out to find treasure, following clues we found in bottles. Each child got to open a bottle with a special map inside with a picture of the next location.
Digging for Treasure
Our maps led us to buried treasure. Each pirate received a "treasure" bag with an attached picture list of items to search for in the sand. After they found all of the items on the list, they brought them to a senior crew member to check their share of the loot! We hid ring pops, gold coins, necklaces, gems, compass rings, skeleton heads, and rolo candy.
Walk the Plank
Once we found all of our treasure, our pirates walked the plank. And walked backwards on the plank, and "hopped on one foot" the plank.
The crew had to practice taking orders from Captain Dad in this fun game of "Captain Says."
Pirate Ship Cannon Battle
A talented young man from our ward made these awesome pirate ships! The crew had a fabulous time throwing cannonballs at each other!