Pirate birthday

Holy life, it flies too fast. I hoped I would reach to show you some pictures from Léon’s “pirate birthday” for two weeks ago… Here they are.

Like I wrote earlier Léon celebrated his 2-years birthday for several days (what a happy childish life).

Day 1. His kindergarten-friends were coming for a birthday lunch to our place.

Day 2. Family and friends celebration at a play centre.

As you might see in my outfit-blogpost,  Léon loves “Kaptein Sabeltann”, a norwegian pirate story. So we chose pirate theme for the hole birthday….

DAY 1:


In the morning Léon got a map from his pirate-mama (me):


A treasure map (“skattekart” in norwegian):


It showed the way… Not only to the lunch place, but to the secret spot where treasures were hidden!!!


We filled it with a lot of chocolate coins (there were 18 kids coming) and hid it in the sandbox  –  a perfect place for treasures.

Hang up huge black pirate balloons to wish the small pirates welcome. With all the flags and pirate tables our backyard looked as a real pirate town after awhile:


Compass, binoculars, “Kaptain Sabeltann” hat – all of this turned out to be perfect decor.

The kids got a pirate eye patch each, so it took a second, and the pirate town was taken by the sweetest pirates.

We served hot dogs and cacao. (Easy to serve, easy to eat.)

And cake with candles of course. All the kids wore jackets and snowsuits so I didn’t want to make cake with a lot of cream, it would definitely be a mass. Therefore I made small chocolate cakes in cupcake-forms:


Treasure in the sandbox… It was hilarious when kids got in the back yard and run to the spot on the map where treasure was supposed to be. It took less than a minute and the hole box was taken out and all the coins where flying a round. Hm, that wasn’t a plan. I thought they would open the box carefully and we would put all the coins into small candybags. (I thought)…


We explained to the kids that pirates must share. They agreed! They picked up all the coins, which at that time were all over the place and helped me to make small treasure bags for each of them.


Mads was wearing pirate costume and a Langemann-hat ( a bit small, size 2years, but it was the only one we found). Not only he was a pirate, he could also do a lot of magic tricks! :) (Mads used his paternal quota when Léon was newborn to learn to do tricks. I couldn’t understand the reason then, but I love it now. And kids love it even more). Children in the kindergarten still talk about “Langemann” (main assistant to the pirate captain) at Léon’s birthday.


Are you planning a birthday for your little one? TIPS:

  • Map – DIY (I used packaging paper, burned the corners to make it look old.)
  • Treasure box, hat, flags, compass, binoculars and other decor – HAMLEYS at Steen&Strøm in Oslo
  • Balloons, pirate costumes – STANDARD Festmagasinet in Oslo
  • Paperplates, plasticcups, napkins, candybags – NILLE
  • Cake – TORO Chocolate muffins
  • Candles and muffin cups – RAFENS
  • Chocolate coins – TGR

Kids loved it ♥

I´ll show you pictures from Day 2 next week. Tomorrow I’m flying over to Bergen to do a dance show with Tom, looking forward,  gonna be fun!

Check out how we pool-celebrated Léon’s birthday last year HERE.

Have a nice evening!


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