I never never want Finn to grow up. He’s seven. SEVEN?! Yes. A couple of weeks ago he said he wanted a “chocolate pirate rainbow sparkle cake!” I tried to think of some way to tie all of that into a theme. Of course Neverland!
Oh my goodness, I had so much fun planning this party. I tried to document as best as I could, but I mostly only got pictures from before the guests arrived, and the ones I got of the guests were a pretty shabby. But I did get my own lost boys:But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me start at the beginning…
A pixie dust trail coming through the peep hole! It’s Tink! Think happy thoughts! She’ll help you flyyyy….To Neverland! Pirate life boats. Napkins with “kisses” on them. Peter pan green and pixie gold was my very lose color scheme.The mermaid lagoon! This is my favorite punch. 7up and lime sherbet. It looks way better in a punch bowl. Note to self: buy punch bowl.I made a banner out of a little Disney Peter Pan book. Those paintings are so precious! Pirate treasure at Skull Rock!
I got the idea for Peter’s shadow online. I drew him and cut him out of construction paper. When you turn off the lamp he disappears! My boys thought it was real until they saw the paper I cut him out of! During the party we played a hide the shadow game. One person left the room and when they came back in everyone would clap louder and louder as they got closer to the shadow. The kids loved it. The loot all had a theme. Red man peace pipes (licorice), pixie sticks and pixie dust, pirate flags and cannon balls (chocolate peanut butter balls), treasure, and crocodiles! All sealed up in little Peter Pan “hats.”Where did I get all this pixie dust??
I bought wings for the girls to wear, made pixie play dough, had fairy books to read, sparkly nail polish, and the Disney movie playing in this area. Pixie Play dough is super easy to make. I followed a recipe online and added green food coloring and glitter. Fact: The only girls who deigned to wear the green fairy wings at the party were these ones:The Indian Camp!I served a Native American brand of red chips on the food table, had little head dresses for the kids to wear, and made tiger lilies!Again…I’m pretty sure the only guest to wear one was….
Jenny Tiger Lily. But her little Elliot came as a fairy, and Wes came as Captain Hook!The Roundhill girls came as fairies, too! (And I think Hazel was the most excited about all the pirate stuff out of all the kids)
The Crocodile Pinata! I wish I could have taken more pictures of the kids. Each one of them was so precious or hilarious. (Jack said he wanted to be the Lost boy dressed as a skunk.) They were all so darling! We also played Freeze Dance (So we could practice freezing when Pirates were near).
And finally…The cake! In case you can’t tell, it’s Never Never land, the island in the sky. The stars are both stars and pixie dust!I got a picture of Finn when he first saw it: “Mama mama! You know how some kids have chocolate, and some kids have vanilla? Well I want to have chocolate AND vanilla!”I can’t believe my little Finnadore is seven! Beau and I looked at pictures of him when he was one, tonight after he went to bed. He was as blonde as could be and full of smiles and kisses. He still is. Every day of my life is filled with pixie dust from this little boy. He makes my heart fly.