Who doesn't love a party...and a givaway?

There are parties and then there are Parties.
So when I got my invitation to attend the Swashbuckler Soriee
from the lovely Donna O'Brian of The Ribboned Crown,
I cleared my calendar.

You just never know what kind of characters will show up
when Donna puts out the call.
I'm buckling up my boots as we speak...

In honor of this grand event, Donna has asked all of us
who plan on attending, to post a swashbuckler-esque
creation on our blogs.

So I decided to create a pirate themed party favor dexterity game. The perfect game for those of you who possess a steady and skillful hand and the patience of a Saint. Rum drinking
will greatly affect your chances of winning, so please play responsibly.
I will select one lucky winner from the comments I receive from Saturday's Soiree and post the winner here on Monday. Be sure to leave me your name and link to your blog or email so that I can contact you.

To see the complete list of all the participants and their party creations,
pop on over to The Ribboned Crown.
The list is on the upper left hand side of her blog.

39 comments:

Ottilias Veranda said...

Oh I´d better stick to the tea then! Naa...a piece of rum cake won´t hurt!

Liisa

Mya said...

What a wonderful idea, so original. Love your creations. They are so fun.
-Mya

Kim Hardt Originals said...

What a neat idea Melissa. I love it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kim

bluemuf said...

Hi Melissa, What a lovely creation you made. I've been spending some time on your blog and haveing a wonderful time. I will be back again.

And yes, we can share Barbossa

Karen

cd&m said...

I'm glad to sea that rum drinking will help here.... yo ho ho and a bottle of rum...

faerie enchantment said...

I've finished my rum infused tea and working on the crown now, should be done in an hour! All the swashbukler ladies are welcome to wear it!
Lisa!

Melissa said...

What a lovely creation. I like your art work and can't wait to see more.

Mo'a said...

Ooooo!!!what fun...a few Rum Balls I hope won't affect my chances.
I love this piece and I am so happy to meet you. I will be back to look around.

Miss.Maddie's said...

You are too funny! And the party favor is perfect.
I'm the designated ship's wheelman so there will be no rum for me.
Susan

rochambeau said...

What a pretty party favor Melissa!
Happy Swashbuckler's Soiree to you!
Have fun today!!
Constance

She'sSewPretty said...

Rum balls? Where? Too fun! Love that dexterity test! Are they supposed to be so pretty?!

Fete et Fleur said...

What a fun piece.
Love it!
See you on the seven seas m'dear.

xx Nancy

Nancy said...

Thank-you for stopping by...Love your creation.

Have a fun day!
Nancy

Donna O. said...

Melissa!!! How could I have forgotten about games at The Soiree??!!! But I knew I could count on you to supply us with a special game. Perhaps I better put the rum down in the galley. Or better yet, I should fill everyone's glass to the brim so I have a better chance at winning.
D.

Couture de Papier said...

Oh so pretty!
Thank you for stopping by..aye!

Designs by CK said...

WOW cool new piece for the giveaway...pick ME!!! LOL '-)

Happy weekend Melissa.

Hugs,
CK

HopHopJingleBoo said...

shiver me timbers its snowing here and so happy to have a place to go and a giveawy too.. thanks I am game to try my luck!

Christine LeFever said...

I taught the list were on the left 'and side o' 'er blog, Melissa, ye little pirate matey.

T'is a mighty sweet party favor game ye 'ave constructed.

Cheers to ye!

Christine
Zwee!!!!!!!!

diana said...

I love parties!!!
It'll be a pirates life for me!

Black-Eyed Suzie said...

I love all your little creatures! Especially the Hallowe'en ones...and a game...what fun! But I insist on having some rum - dark, please.

Sylvia Anderson said...

What a fun idea Melisa! I love it! :) I'm not very good at dexterity games, even without the rum!

Diana said...

I overheard a fight is brewing over the very heart (a body) of Jack! I'll drink to that!

Auberne' Rose Ancalimon said...

That is soooooo beautiful!!!

Auberne' Ancalimon @-`---

http://storybookwoods.typepad.com/auberne_ancalimon/

Du Buh Du Designs said...

What a great idea for a game! Happy Soiree! Off to look at your dolls now:)
~Christine

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Will rum flavored extract do?! I think I could probably get somewhat tipsy with that!

Karen from A`Musements said...

Ahoy and avast thar, Lassie! What fabulous treasures await us all at yer port! Love the wonderful game and the details there....just what every good pirate gal needs to pass the time on the main! Wishin' you smooth sailing on quiet seas, and no surprise visits to Davy Jone's Locker for ye....
AAArrrhrhhhh!
xoxo
Karen from A`Musements

Betzie said...

Rum balls sound good to me!
So does your creative game!
Sign me up for both!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh what a perfect party favor !!!! Clarice

Pearl said...

Ahoy Matey...

So good of ye to visit me Port today... and lucky fer me to visit yer's! Am lovin' yer give-away and yer Blog! Must be sure to mark ye fer a return visit to read everything.

Aye... indeed 'tis true of me Chandelier Swinging talents... Pirate Camp was so good fer me!

Sail On...
Pearl

fated follies studio said...

okay, okay, i did it! :) what a lovely idea for this little soiree! enjoy your weekend!

jenny

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

I wondered when the games were going to start! (Other than the drinking games of course.) Count me in :- )

Magpie Sue

Iva's Creations said...

Beautiful party gift Melissa! What a treat, and so much fun. Would love to be picked for your giveaway. Enjoy the soiree!
~ Iva

JuliaRose said...

Hello Melissa,
Thanks for visiting my corner of the party,...
Love your blog, I will visit again..
xx

windycorner said...

Not only is the rum making this game tough but the rolling of the ship isn't helping either. Only way to win is have your feet on solid ground.

Once Upon A Notion said...

Melissa,
I love this piece. The idea and execution are fabulous!!

Kelley said...

Oh Fun, Oh Rum and yum, yum, yum. Love the game!
Kelley

vintagepaletteart said...

Ahoy Matey! Thanks for the party invite! Love your little puzzle! My friend's hubby makes this drink called a Rum Cannonball........I think you need the recipe for all these swashbucklers! =D

*Lori

Carolee said...

Showing up late as usual, but had to tell you how much I love this piece!

~ Carolee

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a grand idea for an art piece! Love this, fun, fun, and fun again.
:) Thanks for visiting my Pirate Princess.
xo Lidy
I mean, ahoy, matey!