After everyone had spent some time eating and bouncing and sliding, it was time for the treasure hunt! I grabbed all the kids and together we looked at the map that I had
When we reached Tick Tock Croc, the kids had to toss a ring around his mouth in order to stop the fierce croc from eating anyone so that we could pass safely! The idea was better than the execution, but it was fun! (Thanks to Ang for taking my camera during the treasure hunt so that I could lead and still have pictures!)
It's a bit of a mystery as to who actually got the ring on the croc. Serena took credit, but no one actually saw it. I think my dad snuck up behind and put the ring on when no one was looking...? But it doesn't matter, because we were off again!
Our next pirate puzzle was crossing the river (they had to hop stone to stone) and then once everyone was across the way through the jungle was opened!
After after that, they had to "conquer" the pirate ship! Of course, conquering the ship was super easy... all they had to do was climb in, climb up, and slide down once and come back out! They were really excited to have an excuse to hop back in there!
After they conquered the pirate ship, they gathered for the last leg of the hunt... it was time to find the treasure! And of course, the treasure was the pinata and their goody bags! Each goody bag was a little treasure chest, and the pinata itself was a treasure chest! I thought it would be a bit cheesy, but the kids loved it!
Jack was stoked to find a spyglass in his goody bag! He had been asking for one so that he could be a real pirate!
I really wanted to incorporate Pixie Dust into the treasure hunt somehow, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Lucky for me, Dave is so creative and he came up with the idea that they had to put Pixie Dust on the pinata in order to get it to fly! It was perfect! So after the kids found the pinata I told them that it was broken and we needed to fix it. Then I asked "How do we make things fly in Neverland?" They all knew the answer! Pixie Dust! I pulled out some "dust" and had them stick their fingers in and blow it on the chest to get it to fly. Dave did a great job making the pinata fly higher little by little until all the kids had had their turn to use the Pixie Dust!
And then it was pinata time! The birthday boy got to go first, and then we went by age, youngest to oldest, as usual.
And I'm out of time! Stay tuned for more party ;)