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Monday, 11 July 2011

Captain Zac!!!

Today I want to share a mini album I have made for my youngest son. The pics are from his 5th birthday, when we had an awesome Pirate theme party :D

From left to right Cookie the ships cook/Me(read panto dame!!), the Tobster(now 6'2!!),Awesome Annie(now a qualified beautician!!!), Captain Nell/my sister(notice the Hook thumb!!), and in front Captain Zac(or chunky monkey as you will know him)

We had great fun......12 5 year olds, playing treasure hunt(courtesty of Captain Nell)...

and Shark Attack, which some people know as Icebergs. Sheets of newspaper represent islands. You "swim" round while music plays, then jump onto island when it stops. Last one on gets eaten by sharks...mwahaha :D You keep tearing bits off the island til only 1 person fits....the winner!!!
But my absolute favourite game(and very probably banned everywhere) is Pass the Bomb!!
It was like pass the parcel, but "piratised". I got some black balloons with skull and crossbones on, added a little flour as I pumped them up(don't blow into them as your breathe has moisture and makes the flour sticky).
Now imagine 12 5 year olds sitting in a circle....the music starts and they pass the balloon stops... the person holding the balloon has to hold it over their head while everyone else counts down from 5...4...3...2......1........will the bomb go off or not?????

I had a pin in my had, and every so often ......BANG!!!
The flour makes a big smoke cloud...and the kids have hysterics mwahahahahaha.....
Now people may think this sounds cruel, but I ran out of "bombs" before the kids got bored with this one!!
This pic is just a close up of the faux stitching around the front cover :D
The pirate images are from Simply Betty's Funky Pirate collection, and the crossbones image backing paper I made using an O and an X alphabet stamp :D

Challenges I am entering this project for are;


  1. Wow that's gorgeous what a fabulous mini book from a great celebration!

  2. Great mini album Gina, love the O & X skull and crossbones image, very imaginative. :-) xx

  3. That is an awesome album! WOW! Thank you so much for playing along with our first Scrappy Side Challenge at Simply Betty Challenges!


  4. Great album! A wonderful way to preserve those special memories! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. If you you have not already done so, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no-strings attached blog candy with many gifts to win. (Just scroll down to the blogoversary give- away, not the blogoversary.) I apologize if I already have sent you this invite.

  5. What a fun birthday party! Your mini album turned out adorable :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simply Betty this week! Good luck :)

  6. Love the pirate theme what a great mini thanks for joining us at Simply Betty challenge. best wishes Angie

  7. what an amazing job you have done with this mini album !! I cant wait to see what you do with all the other SBS challenges !!

  8. What a wonderful memory!! and a GREAT album to showcase it!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with the Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!