I have always wanted to a Pirate Themed birthday party. But hubby was not totally sold on to the idea because with the skulls and crossbones and the dark color scheme, it is not exactly a child-friendly theme. But I bargained that if I'm able to find a way to make it look lively, he should allow me to do a pirate themed party.
First, I asked my brother to make me a pirate character based on Pocoyo. Why Pocoyo? Cause that's one of the very few cartoon characters M is familiar with. You see he rarely gets to watch tv. The only time he got a lot of tv time was when he hospitalized for a week last September for pneumonia. Yes, 2nd hospitalization for year 2011. Unlike when he was 3 months old, this time it was a lot harder to make him stay still. His IV was re-inserted so many times that I lost count. The only thing that can make him stay put was watching cartoons and Pocoyo was one of his favorites. Even now when you show him a picture of Pocoyo he suddenly gets excited.
This was of our initial peg:
I asked my brother to make him look like a pirate and then change the candles from 100 to 1. He gave me this initial sketch for approval:
After I ok'd on the image, he started putting color into the image. It took some revisions before hubby and I both agreed to these two final images:
|My brother got what I wanted|
|This one I used on my cupcake toppers|
Cute eh? The kids' yayas (nannies) said the character looks a lot like M. What do you think?