A Pirate lunch for families and their children from age 2 to 12 are welcome to attend Saturday, June 2, 2012 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Activities Center located at 210 West Pioneer Puyallup, Washington 98371 (at the opposite end of Anthem Coffee Shop). Ashley Hagstrom, special events assistant for the City of Puyallup, explained the purpose and details of the event, “It’s a fun activity to get families out. People can come dressed up if they like. The lunch will consist of: chicken legs, chips, cookies, potato salad, fruit punch (a.k.a. pirate juice) and water. This year the craft for children to make is a treasure chest picture frame. There will be scenes set up and staff will be dressed up like pirates, and there will be games for the kids.
The back drop will consist of a treasure chest, skull, jewels, a dead man’s cove sign, and shrubbery which will be available so people can bring their own camera and take pictures. There will be pineapple bowling with pineapple pins and a coconut bowling ball. There is an island/pirate scene, including a blow up four foot ship, Pirates of the Caribbean ring toss, a big bamboo stick for pirate limbo, photo opportunities of pirate staff members dressed up as characters walking around to talk to family members.”
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children (cash, check, or card is accepted). Admission covers everything mentioned in this article (lunch, craft, games, photo opportunities, etc.) Those that are interested need to RSVP by Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by 5 pm by calling: 253 841-5457. When asked who she recommended attend the event, Ashley replied, “Boys and girls age 2 to 12 and definitely families. I wouldn’t recommend a parent dropping of their child, it’s a family event.”
Ashley shared what she thought of the event, “I think it’s cute, especially the little boys and girls. The little boys get so into it and think it’s so cool to talk to pirates. You actually have to tell the little boys to be careful with their swords when they’re whacking the trees set up in here.” She felt the best thing about the event, “It’s something fun that’s different for families. Normally you don’t hear about a pirate lunch; and it’s different for families to get together, dress up, and be silly.”
Ashley concluded: “Space is limited and you need to pre-register before the event, you can’t purchase tickets the day of. It’s a lot of fun. There’s a limit of 60 people for the event.”
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com