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The party was a back-to-school party for children that attend Faith Family Church. A "princess & pirate" helped oversee the games. We were able to sneak in a lesson on manners as the children ate lunch, with a color sheet and a song about manners. The highlight of the party was a one-for-all and all-for-one treasure hunt. All the children found their loot (backpacks (pirates) or tote bags (princess), full of back-to-school related items plus pirate/princess related items.
After following all the "poem" clues and the children found the treasure. It was so much fun watching their faces light up as they found each clue and ultimately, the treasure!
Most Touching Moment
The next day one of the moms said to me, "When we went out to dinner last night my three year old daughter told us all to put our napkins in our lap before we ate." She had learned that during the manners segment of the party.
Musical Chairs! I'm amazed at how much children love this simple game.
Lyric! She had on a white princess dress and a tiara.
What People Ate
party sandwiches - peanut butter & jelly (no nut allergies) and ham & cheese. goldfish & teddy grahams grapes
What People Drank
Pirate or Princess mugs full of chilled clear (no stains) fruit punch. Later, the mugs were washed and dried and added to their take-home "loot."
Pirate Peanut Butter Butterball Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting, Princess Funfetti Cupcakes, Asst. Candy.
Activities / Games
Musical Chairs, Red Light/Green Light, Manners Song, Pirate, May I, All-For-One & One-For-All Treasure Hunt
Homemade Caramel Apples, Mugs, Crayons. The pirate backpacks contained pencils, erasers, eye patches, candy, coloring book, etc. The Princess Tote Bags included some of the same but with bubble bath and girly things. Pirate hats & Tiaras were worn during the party and was also part of their loot.