My daughter’s birthday is in the middle of summer. On the one hand, this is bad, because there is no opportunity to collect favorite friends from the yard, with whom she usually plays. We cannot celebrate this day solemnly in kindergarten – with gifts, greetings and tasty treats for the whole group, as other children do (kindergarten does not work at this time). In the city of familiar children there is practically no one, everyone is leaving for dachas.
But we decided to turn this fat minus into a big plus. To celebrate our 4th birthday, we called the kids living next door to the cottage of our grandmother and made a real pirate birthday.
Guests instead of an invitation, we sent a black mark, indicating the time and place. The tag was inserted into the gate when no one saw it. Quickly, from scrap materials we tried to arrange the pool in the form of a pirate ship. Sorry, the balls were let down – they bought the cheapest ones, and as a result, at one moment they all burst in the wind.
One of the adults took the role of the chief pirate, he organized the children at the very beginning, took them to the gazebo, where instead of treats on the table they saw scattered parts of some kind of drawing. Combining the parts, they got a map – a plan of the territory, with marked places where the treasure is hidden.
The main pirate suggested that everyone go in search of the treasure, but in order to do this, it was necessary to pass tests.
Trials were simple contests:
– jumping on a trampoline (try to jump as high as possible)
– inflate the biggest soap bubble
– tell by heart any poem
During the solemn oath to the newly-made pirates, they put on striped vest and cocked hats, and also painted pirated mustaches with a face painting.
Treasure search took place in several stages. Pointers (in the form of garden decorations) were placed in different parts of the site – under them are hidden pieces of paper with clues (an arrow indicating the direction and number of steps to the next clue). These places were marked with a cross on the map.
At the very end, under the old apple tree, the real treasure was waiting for all the participants. But first you had to work a little and dig it out of the ground.
Treasure turned out to be a treasure hidden in a chest. These were decorations, as all the participants in the pirate quest were girls.
Then all the guests dressed in beautiful dresses with new decorations and, hungry, went to the table, where they were waited for treats and a festive cake.
The holiday came out with us quite budget. In advance, we bought inexpensive striped vests for girls and the main pirate, cocked out corolla made of colored cardboard. For competitions needed a ball, soap bubbles and darts.
To search for treasure – garden decorations (scarecrow, dragonfly, butterflies), as a chest used a box from Ikea, the flag for the decoration of a pirate ship was made of cardboard. Gifts-decorations for girls – from the store of costume jewelry Diva.
We did not leave any time for preparation, so the first pancake, as usual, turned out to be a lump with us. But, fortunately, the children did not notice anything and they really liked the holiday. Then they played pirates for a very long time and the next year they looked forward to seeing such an amazing pirate party again!