Gold Doubloon Cookies, Check. Captain Hook Cupcakes, Check….
I’m just about ready for tomorrow’s Pirate Picnic! It’s going to be a big surprise for Gavin and Victoria when they wake to find their special Pirate Picnic Invite. I can hardly wait! I thought I’d share some of the items that I’ve prepared for the day. They are really simple things that you could do to theme your children’s picnic lunch too.
The Treasure Map
Above is the portion of the picnic treasure map that I very easily and quickly made using Publisher. I simply searched Publisher’s clip art file for images of the main features of my parent’s back yard. Obviously these images are not exact replicas of what my six-year-old sees at his Grandparents house, but he will understand the map very easily as the clip art images are recognizable. Then I printed the map on regular printer paper and glued the 8.5″ x 11″ map to a piece of oversized construction paper. I used two Pirate stampers to create a fun border around the map. Rolled it up, put some red ribbon around it and it’s ready to go. I’ll be using the same clip art images as the “clues” that Gavin and Victoria will find as they complete the steps listed on their invitation. After finding six images, Gavin will have to guess as to where the Treasure Map is located. Once he sees the garden or the pool image, I’m certain he will know that the map is at Grandma and Papa’s house.
The Treasure Map and Pirate Flag Straws are packed and ready for the picnic, now on to the Feast!
The Pirates’ Feast will include:
- Fish Sandwiches (Peanut Butter sandwiches cut into the shape of a fish using a cookie cutter)
- Canon Balls ( Red Grapes)
- Pirate Swords (carrot sticks)
- Gold Doubloons (sugar cookies sprinkled with bright yellow sugar)
- Captain Hook’s Cupcakes (Check out Monday’s post to find out how to make these cupcakes.)
- White Skim Milk with Pirate Flag straws
Can’t wait to share tomorrow’s photos with you all!