My biggest little monkey turned 4 last week. 4!! As they say, the days are long, but the years are short.
We celebrated his birthday together at home — no guests, just our little family. We had a pirate-themed party, and I made this fun treasure chest cake that I am really proud of. The tutorial for the treasure chest itself came from The Etsy Blog and you can find it here. (Thanks Heather!)
The rest of the cake is just vanilla frosting mixed with blue sparkle gel for the water, and covered with brown sugar for the sand. I bought gold-wrapped chocolate coins and small blue candy pearls at Hobby Lobby, and the white pearls (which were sixlets, very easy on little teeth) were $1 in the Walmart baking section (in the grocery aisle… they sell similar ones in the fancy bakery section for WAY more money). The edible flowers were a little splurge at Hobby Lobby, but I think they added so much to the cake.
Thanks again to Heather at SparkleBakes for the awesome Treasure Chest Tutorial!
Not to worry, crocheters. This post isn’t all about cake. In honor of our pirate party, I’ve also compiled a list of 11 Pirate Crochet Patterns for your enjoyment. These are quite adorable and some would make great additions to your kids’ pirate costume this coming Halloween!
1. Anchor Crochet Pattern | Daisy Cottage Designs
2. Aye Aye Eye Patch | Stitch 11
3. Halloween Pirate | Kim Guzman
4. Pirate Dog Costume and Hat Set | Sara Sach (premium pattern)
5. Whale Amigurumi Pattern | Cre8tion Crochet
6. Pirate Granny Squares | Repeat Crafter Me
7. Octopus | Squidoo
12. Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby Blanket | Little Monkeys Crochet
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