Monday, June 20, 2011

When Pirates Party

I have always looked up to my cousin Bex. I remember being a youngster and thinking she was the most beautiful, long haired girl EVER. She is intelligent, uber creative and funny, funny, funny. As a teen she and her friends used to do Brittany Spears concerts in the lounge room - and by teen, I mean 17 or 18- this was not the work of immature 13 year olds. No, these were highly choreographed hip shakin' booty slappin' performances. All tongue in cheek, naturally. 

At Bex's 21st there were life sized cut outs of her guiding you around the house, nostalgic projections onto bed sheets hanging in the back yard and tea light candles in brown paper bags to light the way. It was glorious. 

A few years down the track and Bex is still the most beautiful, long haired girl ever and she still throws the best parties (along with her partner in crime, my Auntie). 

Her son is a pirate, and this is how he rocks it.










Excellent. Fact.

12 comments:

  1. OMG, the bunting with the pirate hat made me do that ever so ladylike cough-snort-laugh!

    What a party.

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  2. cute cute party. Those pirates are menacing! Lou x

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  3. That photo of the boys with patches is so so cute. Love the pirate bunting also. how did she ever come up with that idea?! crazy but so so cute.

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  4. Those are the cutest cupcakes and just love the pics on the bunting! I am sure I spot an old school friend in one of the pics! Crazy how small the world is.

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  5. What a cool party and that bunting is sooo cute and very clever too. I hope the birthday boy had a great time. xo

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  6. Fab looking party and a lovely background story to go with it. It's wonderful having people in your life who you will always look up to. I quite like that feeling of being in awe of someone.
    Those cupcakes look DIVINE :o)

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  7. sensational! Your cousin sounds bloody hilarious! Not enough people like her in the world!

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  8. Found you via Maxabella. I can see why she loves you. You two are kindred spirits!

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  9. My goodness what a small world! I know Bex and Ben through good friends of theirs that we used to live with!! Crazy!!

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  10. You are kind Em. Cousins are special when growing up.Must admit Bex and her friends gave lots of great performances....and I am really really hoping Arielle and Levi might follow suit. At this point it seems Levi might have the genes as those hips gyrate to TV ads or any hint of music.

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  11. What a wonderful party, you did a wonderful job!

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  12. Hey thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I cannot get over how amazing this pirate party looks!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em