Ahoy Matey Argh you ready for a Pirate Birthday Party Adventure?!?! I made this Pirate Party for a sweet little boy, Jett, for his 3rd Birthday Bash! I babysat Jett for a couple of years and was very excited to do his birthday! It was my first boy birthday party to design and style.:-) Some of the activities during the party included: pirate dress up, a photo booth, tattoo parlor, treasure hunt, plank walk, and more! The Pirate Party Printables are available in the shop.
First of all the guests were invited with a message in a bottle style invitation. The invitations were rolled up, tied with twine, and placed in a bottle filled with some sand. The bottles were purchased at Oriental Trading Company and the bottoms easily popped off to get things in and out.
In order to create the backdrop by duct taping two large foam boards together. Next you will wrap the foam boards with a large red and white rugby stripe fabric. I purchased this fabric from Joann’s, and used hot glue to keep the fabric on the foam boards. Finally you will use glue dots to attach the large poster which is included in the Pirate Party Package.
The cake was made by Jennifer, who was a friend of a friend and did a fantastic job! I showed her a cake I originally found on Pinterest through Community Baby Center, because it looked amazing and I knew it would help tie the dessert table together.
Fill a treasure chest full of bandanas, eye patches, gold coins, pirate loot or anything else you can think of that fits with a Pirate Birthday Party!
The treasure chest favor boxes, and several other pirate birthday party items seen are from Hobby Lobby. They have an adorable collection of boy pirate party items to coordinate with our Printable Party Package and Invitation.
The Oreo Pops were made by my friend, Lauren, she always does such a great job! Her Oreo Pops are always a favorite sweet treat at any party I host, because who can resist chocolate and Oreos?! In addition you can attach Jolly Roger Flags from the printable Pirate Party Collection to some of the lollipop sticks.
Wrap twine around root beer bottles and attached a party logo to the front to create a pirate party feel.
Fill baking cups with pudding, and then top them off with edible sand. You can create edible sand by finely mixing Vanilla Wafers and Oreos in a blender. You can then use the sand to fill platters for the desserts to set on, and to top off your cupcakes!
I loved how the treasure map cookies turned out, and how great they looked in the edible sand. My best friend, Alyssa, always makes my cookies for every party I host; and time after time she surprises me with how talented she is!
Create a pirate ship sail using tall dowel rods, spray paint, hot glue, and fabric; then place it in a bucket full of rocks for the middle of the seating table.
The glass bottles were on the seating table and decorated with fake gold flakes, twine, and party logos.
Create a bucket full of everything your guest will need for the treasure hunt! Our buckets were complete with a sword, eye patch, pirate hat, bandana, and compass.
PIRATE BIRTHDAY PARTY ACTIVITY IDEAS
Once the guest arrived they were given their buccaneer pirate loot buckets so they could get dressed up, and ready to go on a treasure hunt. When the kids were all dressed up they made their way to the Jolly Roger’s Tattoo Parlor where they received tattoo’s and a mustache!
Finally once everyone was ready I took them on a treasure hunt that went from clue to clue eventually leading them to walk a plank, swim through a shark pool, and fight off buccaneers. The last clue lead them to an X marks the spot; where they found the buried treasure chest, and then they filled their buckets with loot, candy, and pirate goodies. I wrote the clues on paper that I had torn and burned to make it look like an old treasure map, and then placed the clues inside message bottles.
Guest can use the props to get dressed up, and then take turns snapping photos at the photo booth station.
I especially love how Jett’s mom and dad dressed up for the party, because it made the kids feel like there were real pirates at the party!
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Party Styling – Lillian Hope Designs
Photography – Faith Photography by Annye
Cake – Jennifer Morgan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fondant Cupcake Toppers – Top It Cupcakes
Oreo Pops – Lauren Scheck – Lauren_Scheck@yahoo.com
Paper Straws – The Bakers Confections
Nut Cups – Dime Store Buddy
Original post date was in 2013, and has since been updated and re-posted.