Treasure Hunt ~ Pirate garb in Treasure chest:
Swords, eye patches, earrings and bandanas
Treasure Hunt ~ Hide the treasure chest and let the kids search with or without a map. Now they can dress like a pirate. And begin Pirate Camp!
Pirate Lunch Tavern ~ Buy drumsticks, root beer, sliced apples, corn salsa, root beer ice cream,
Tent~ Story Time: "How I Became A Pirate" by Melinda Long
Roast Marshmallows on Fire pit
1. Print desired amount of party invitations written in your best 'Pirate lingo' on regular 8 1/2 x 11 white copy paper. Rip straight edges off invitation to give it a worn look.
|Invitations are ready to deliver|
|Cut down the center of the paper|
30 Chocolate Cupcakes
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
3 large egg whites
Separate eggs and place whites in bowl of electric mixer. Whip egg whites with whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Whisk in 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside. In small saucepan, combine sugar, syrup and 2 tablespoons water. Heat gently over low heat until sugar is dissolved. This may take 5 minutes. Raise heat and bring to a low boil. Wash sugar crystals down sides of pan with wet pastry brush. Put candy thermometer in place and bring to 230 degrees...NOT ANY HIGHER!!! This will just take a minute or two, so no multitasking right now! Remove pan from heat and with mixer on LOW begin whisking egg whites. With mixer running on LOW speed, pour hot syrup into egg whites. When syrup in all incorporated into egg whites, whisk on MEDIUM speed for 5-10 minutes. Frosting will be thick and shiny. Spoon into decorators bag with a wide mouth and pipe a small dot in the center of each cupcake. Pipe a ring around the dot and keep winding the frosting around the cupcake and finish it off at the top, center. And voila! Allow to set a little before placing Pirate Flag Cupcake Toppers in cupcakes.
|PIRATE TAVERN ~ Pirate Coins accepted here!|
15 ounces black beans, drained
First, cut the corn off the cob (if using fresh corn) and spread kernels out on baking sheet. Put under broiler until slightly browned. If you are short of time use drained canned corn without roasting it. Chop green onions, avocados, red onion and cilantro. Set aside. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with sweet potato chips, or my favorite, Red Hot Blues. Serving to a bunch of kids or teenagers? Serve with Fritos corn chips.