It all started with a treasure chest...made of rice crispy treats. It involved 3 boxes of cereal, 2 1/2 bags of mallows, a stick of butter, a trip to Reams, and a lot of patience. It turned out really cute though.
1. Make all the batches of rice crispy treats, pack them super tight and let them set in some tupperwares. Be sure to shape the top of one flat and the top of the other curved like the lid of a chest.
2. Then put them together. I used bamboo BBQ skewers to secure the lid.
3. Next frost the treats with chocolate making the "wood slat" lines with the tip of a spoon.
4. Add licorice strings and Reese's pieces to make it look more like treasure. (You could use m&m's if you are worried about the peanut butter, but I was not patient enough to pick out the yellow and orange. My guy got a hold of a peanut butter candy during Halloween so we knew he was not allergic.)
I ordered pirate party favors for the kids from Oriental trading and found the pirate bags at the Dollar store. Each kid got a pirate rubber ducky, two finger puppets and some stickers to color.
We had every one dress up and we had a lot of fun! The kids played pin the pirate ship on the treasure map X and played in the new playroom.
Leave it to my family to dress up for the occasion! They cut up old clothes, used jar lids as fake earrings and broke out more stripes than I had ever seen. They looked great!