Pirate Party | Jackson turns 6

NOTE: This post is from last year’s party !! Very delayed haha
My boys are almost exactly 2 years apart, and for the longest time they shared birthday parties which made so much sense because they shared many of the same friends and it was silly to spend double, 2 weeks apart. As they have grown older, however, it has become all the more evident that they are very different little personalities, and wanted something very different out of their parties. Jordan Rock is “friends with everyone”. The more the merrier for him as he wound invite everyone he has ever met to his party if possible. Jackson, on the other hand, is far more reserved, with fewer close friends, and when it came to planning their parties last year it was clear that he wanted something small, intimate, and mainly with his closest male-friends from school. He couldn’t not invite two of his best girl-friends too, Chloe and Sophie.

He chose a Pirate theme, and I loved planning it!
We had grand plans of making maps and sending them on a treasure hunt through our garden and ‘forest’ in front of our home, but sadly the weatherman didn’t play his part and we were faced with not only rain, but HAIL too – in BALLITO!! It was crazy! Thankfully there were only 10 kids, and it was manageable to send them around our home searching for treasure. They had tons of fun, and so did I! There is something very special about having an intimate party, and you actually get time with not only your own child, but their little friends too.

It was our first Drop-n-Go party too – and oh what fun we had!
I requested the help of two of my besties (who happen to also be Chloe and Sophie’s moms), and they really helped with keeping control, playing games, setting up and breaking down the party.

Pirate Party Packs: Parties4Africa
Pirate Ship Meal Boxes: Parties4Africa
Pirate Foil Balloons: Parties4Africa
Pirate Skull Crossbone Balloons: Parties4Africa
Pirate cupcake toppers: Parties4Africa
Pirate eye patches: Parties4Africa
Pirate Flags: Parties4Africa
Gold Coins: Clicks
Small tables and chairs: Hired from FUNSA
Small treasure chests: China City Springfield
Diamond gems for treasure hunt: China City Springfield
Fun Pirate prizes: China City Springfield
Jackson’s Pirate outfit: China City Springfield
Party food & drinks: Checkers SA

The Birthday boy and his proud mama

Singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our 6 year old.

His little pirate friends.

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Pass the parcel, Muscial Statues and fun and games inside the house while the hail come down outside:

Checking out the hail:


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A perfect Pirate party for my Jackson Jay.

Author: Shan Fourie

Shan Fourie is a busy mom of three, based in Ballito, and is a full-time lifestyle blogger/Content Creator. With over 14 years of experience in marketing, Shan began blogging in 2018, and embarked into full-time content creation in 2021. Shan uses her platform to share brands, businesses as well as to raise awareness and funds for causes and initiatives close to her heart. Somewhat of an activist, Shan has helped bring people together for multiple causes, including A21 Walk for Freedom, multiple Bone Marrow & Blood drives, a peaceful protest to stop NetCare Alberlito from closing its paeds ward, as well as other movements she is passionate about. Her biggest focus this year is on raising funds, alongside The Rise Up Movement, for a GBV safe house in Kwadukuza, along with a lab for facilitating rape-kits on site, instead of having to send them to Pretoria. Shan is an official Ambassador for (a) The SA Bone Marrow Registry, (b) the Red Movement (a movement intent on eradicating period poverty), and (c) and a partner of the Rise Up Movement - an NPO that stands against GBV, Child abuse, and Human Trafficking. Shan was a Mrs South Africa 2022 finalist, 2023 CANSA ambassador for Mrs South Africa, and Discovery Bank was her gold sponsor. Shan is also the official Wellness influencer for Gateway Theatre of Shopping and The Pencil Club Umhlanga. Shan believes that wellness is all-encompassing - mental, physical and emotional. She believes it is important to keep your life clean of toxicity. Self-care is super important to her.

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