For Cooper's Pirate 3rd Birthday we send out boxes with treasure maps on the side that were filled with sand and shells and invitations (sorry about the sand all over your carpet friends...). Since its 115 degrees in August in Arizona we spent most of the time outside! We had cannon ball fights in the pool and the kids dove for gold coins to get prizes! I found a pirate ship "The Black Dog" at target and at one point I think Cooper REALLY thought he was a pirate! At the end of the day our big 3 year old (I can barely think it without tearing up) had a great time playing Captain Coop plus he scored lots of fun new toys!