This is going to be a busy week!
We have about 15 RSVP's for Crab's 5th birthday party (plus their families). The pirate theme is so easy to do - pirate party supplies are everywhere.
eBay has been my buddy for finding unique party treasures and literal treasures. I have ordered 100 "gold" (nickle w/ gold covering) Atocha pirate coins - pieces of 8. We are going to bury them. In the sandbox.
We have a huge sandbox in our back yard - huge with a wooden swingset / fort structure built in the middle. We are going to decorate it with pirate bunting flags and some pirate helium balloons. We have a giant ragged pirate flat to run up the flagpole off the side of our house.
Future use: I like the idea of using the pirate flag as a signal to "those in the know" that our backyard is open for margaritas and lounging.