Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pirate Party

Even though I am still processing my sister's death, our life is moving forward whether I like it or not. I am still doing my best to treasure every second with my family even though my mind so often goes to Lindsay. There are a few things I need to catch up on here on the blog, starting with Father's Day. This year, Allie and I continued the tradition of a Father's Day party. The holiday came immediately following our vacation so we didn't have much prep time to pull off something spectacular, however.... Allie and I know how to throw a mean party (and it helps when you work in a place called the Exploratorium. :))

Last year was a Father's Day Facial Hair Celebration (aka mustache party) and this year was a Pirate Party!

Invitation Allie made Z
The pirate daughter and her father

She makes a very beautiful pirate. Haha!
Hey look! A photo of me! What a shocker! Lol My name was Princess of Port Royal
Zach went all in to pull off this very authentic looking pirate costume.
Kinda Captain Barbosa-ish...
His actual pirate name though was Captain Brown Beard and Allie's was Queen Anne Jamaica.
Our first game was a gold coin toss into treasure chests.

Zach won this game by a landslide.

Our next game was a knife throwing contest. Since we didn't have actual throwing knives, we substituted with markers so at least we could see where it hit the target. (Thanks for the suggestion Cap't Weiler.)

Apparently I am pretty good at this and I won by a landslide!

Allie did a lovely job setting up an eclectic dinner table for us

Pirate mugs

Our menu
"Tortuga Salmagundi", also known as the cassoulet, included a slow cooked stew of pork tenderloin, turkey sausage, Great Northern beans, diced tomatoes, bacon crumbles, parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and more served over jasmine rice.
"Black Beard's Pie" also known as brownie pie :)

and "Dead Man Doubloons" (chocolate gold coins)
Gifts for the Daddy
A book he's always wanted
A pirate dinner party success!
Love me some cute paper straws
Our pirate trio

Allie and I are both so blessed to have Zach in our life. It brings me SO much joy to see such a strong, wise, kind, passionate, loving mentor/teacher/friend/father in Allie's life. For real. There's not enough hours in the day for me to write about all the ways he has loved her, served her, protected her, sacrificed for her, and cared for her, some of which she's never even known about. I love you Zachary Kale and you are an AWESOME DAD! I know you haven't been able to share this day with your own dad for many years now, but I know he is beaming with pride and joy to see the man, husband, and father you have become.

1 comment:

  1. pirate party will thrill the littlies with their range of ideas. Who knows – one day your child could be a pop superstar, maybe even win The X Factor, thanks to the inspiration they got at a disco party for kids.