Two things I am always frightened of – Term holidays and Kids Birthday parties. Both of them involve keeping the kids engaged for hours and if they are hyperactive like Miss M, then you are for sure up for toasting. Both my Children are spring born and just on the first week of March with only a day between their birthdays. So, The first thing I would plan at he start of every year is their birthday parties.
This time, I got a helping hand from Interplay and was given an opportunity to review their Interplay Pirate party pack and Interplay Treasure Box Party from their Craft party range. Honestly, at first, I was trying to blame me for taking a risk on hosting a craft party and being brave enough for not having a party entertainer. Until the day of the party, I was nervous and had some backup plans just if my Craft party plan don’t go as planned. So, here is the rest of the Story
As you can imagine, the Pirate Party kit was actually planned for the boys and the Treasure Box was dedicated to the girls (It is all JUST MY PLAN) and I never imagined that I am in for a surprise on the Party day. Let’s start with the Pirate Party Kit.
What’s in the Box for Interplay Pirate Party Pack:
- 6 Pirate Treasure Chests
- 6 Pirate Hats
- 6 Self Adhesive Skull and Crossbone Decals
- 6 Pirate Eye Patches
- 6 Paint Brushes
- 12 Pots of Paint (4 colours)
- 24 Imitation Gold Doubloons
- 1 Set of Instructions for Supervising Adult
The quality of the Pirate Party Pack is Extremely good. This is aimed for children aged 5+ but ideally it could be used from 4 if the child is supervised by an adult. The party kit has enough items for 6 children and each child would receive 4 coins which are a handful to the little hands. The hat and the eye patch are made of foam and it makes it easy for the accessories to stick to them easily. The chest is made of Plastic which is very impressive and the double bonus is actually the gold doubloons. They feel like real coins and made of metal coated with gold paint. There is enough to paint for 6 chests and 4 colours of paint gives more choice to choose from for the children.
The party kit also has some ideas for a Pirate themed party games like stand on one leg and the person who stands for a long time wins, The Captain says etc. When the party started, as expected, the little boys formed a group and there was one for girls. They were all very excited and everything was going as planned until the bell rang for the Craft time. I have to admit, the pirate party kit was attracting the little Missys but they never wanted to give up the treasure box as well.
We had two boys turned up late, so the girls decided to utilise the opportunity. I have decided to let the girls carry on with the pirate party kit. The boys were acting too smart though. They have decided to pair up with girls to design their chest and the Pirate accessories, but had a deal with the girls that the sharing is only during the Craft time, but the Pirate Party pack is for the boys at the end of the party to take home. Well, definitely a fair deal (of course for me 🙂). And if there is no such sudden twist, the party wouldn’t be a great fun! ! ! ???? Isn’t it.
The imagination and the art skills were flowing high and they got along very well and painted their Chest. They took more time than we planned initially as everyone was trying to be perfectionist. And once the Craft time was done, we had a display of the chests. Some of them were really scary to see :)… Don’t take me wrong, I am kidding, of course they were all amazing.
The fun part was making the hats and eye patch as some of them wanted to have at least two skulls to scare the enemies more. The adjustable hat impressed all the mums as they don’t have to keep adjusting someone’s falling hat all the time. It fitted very well from the tiniest to the biggest head.
The Pirate Party kit is priced at 24.99 at interplay which seems slightly expensive. But if you are having less children for the party and would like to offer something that is really worth as a return gift, then I highly recommend it. (From my personal experience, most of the times, the return gifts my children received were hardly seen at home the next day. They just open up the party pack in the car, play with the toys and that’s it. Finally, I would be the one who feels guilty and try to kep them safe atleast for a while and find an opportunity for the kids to play with the toys)
But, the very impressive and important thing I liked about this party kits is – I did have an opportunity to visit few of my friends this week who came for the party. I was very pleased to find the Pirate chest kept safe with the gold doubloons in it. It was either kept on the TV table or in the Kid’s room(safely) or had a place in the display unit. Seeing that, I felt, it is really worth the price.
Read on here for the fun with interplay treasure Box party pack and the few flash scenes of the party with the Interplay treasure Box party pack.
Disclaimer: I have received this box for a honest review towards my daughter’s Birthday party. All the opinions are my own.