Monday, July 18, 2011

The Night We Had Pirates Over for Dinner

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 came out in May this year. To celebrate it, I decided to do a pirate dinner!

*I really don't care very much about the Pirates movies. I like them, but haven't even seen the 4th one and I can't remember the 3rd on at all. I liked them when I saw them, but it's not a movie I have to see over and over again.*
So I decided I had $20 to spend on all the food and decorations or whatever else we were going to do. First I went to the library to see if we could even get a Pirates movie to watch that night. I got the second one and our library rents out movies for free! So I was happy to find it there. Then the girls and I headed to Party City to see what kinds of pirate things they had. They had the actual Pirates of the Caribbean stuff, but I just wanted to be more generic, so I was glad they had regular pirate stuff, too. When I walked out to dinner with all our pirate gear, Cody looked so excited. I think that was my favorite part :)
Cool dude poses with angry pirate faces. Notice the earrings? The hats, earrings and eye patches all came together in a pack of 4. Totally perfect for us!

Preslie trying to do a "cool dude" (which is a thumbs up)

I bought a rotisserie chicken from the store so it was super easy! I had looked online for dinner ideas and one said chicken legs that you could call Parrot Legs, but since we had a whole chicken it was called -Parrot Legs and other Parrot Parts. :) I had little "flags" in each food so we'd know what it was. (Which was really just cut up post it notes stuck onto toothpicks. 

We also had cannon balls - watermelon balls....or really pieces since I don't have a melon baller,  pirate's teeth - corn, and frosty ale - root beer. We also didn't use silverware cause pirates don't care about that stuff, they just want their food! It was HILARIOUS watching everyone (Ok, really just me, Cody and Chloe) not use silverware. (Preslie -at that time- never used silverware!) Especially with the corn. And the chicken was so greasy our fingers were gross! 


This was the invitation I had waiting for Cody. I found a website you can put in whatever you want and it turns it into pirate lingo. Then I burned the edges and drew a skull on the bottom....but I went a little burning crazy and the skull caught on fire so I doused it in water. ....So the skull is missing. It was in the bottom right corner.

She didn't love the eye patch...

Yeah, she was scared...
After dinner and after the girls went to bed we got out our "pirates booty" (one of the pirates hats filled with candy - Hershey's "gold" nuggets, lifesavers -cause even pirates should wear lifesavers if they're thrown in the ocean!, and ring pops) and watched our movie. ...Well, about half of it. We got sick of it and turned it off. But it was so fun! I think we all loved it. We'll have to have a pirate night again soon!!

PS I got a lot of these ideas at the dating diva's website. They have a lot of great ideas over there!!

8 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my goodness that sounds like such a fun night!!

Ash Kelley said...

how cute is that!!?? What a fun dinner! I love all the "cool dude" poses! You're so fun Stacey!!

Life with Kaishon said...

How fantastically fun is this? So glad you had a grand adventure. I love creative people. They are my favorite kind. The kids are SO stinking cute!

Christine said...

This is so funny! Just last week I was thinking of doing some pirate themed stuff, including dinner, because of a cute book the kids got at the library. Unfortunately, I'm not as cool as you, I'm pretty lame, so we never did anything and we don't have that book anymore. Maybe next time. :)

Doug and Alyssa said...

so awesome!!!

jonandalicia said...

That is so much fun!!! I loved themed dinners and parties!

erin said...

"but I went a little burning crazy and the skull caught on fire so I doused it in water. .." hahahaha

Elder Cory Walk said...

What a fun night. You are the party Queen !

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