Ahoy Matey Argh you ready for a Pirate 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 were: pirate dress up, photo booth, tattoo parlor, treasure hunt, plank walk, and more! The Pirate Party is available in the shop. Annye Newmann from Faith Photography did such a fantastic job capturing every little detail of this party! I always LOVE working with Annye on photo shoots!
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.
I made the backdrop by duct taping two large foam boards from Hobby Lobby together. I then wrapped the foam boards with a large red and white rugby stripe outdoor fabric purchased from Joann’s. I used hot glue to keep the fabric on the foam boards. Glue dots were used 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, and she almost duplicated it. It looked amazing and helped tie the dessert table together.
The treasure chest is from Hobby Lobby. I filled it with party favor boxes, bandanas from the dollar section at Target, fish netting, gold coins, and gold jewelry.
The treasure chest favor boxes are also from Hobby Lobby. There is an entire Pirate Party collection at Hobby Lobby with a bunch of great decorations to go along with this printable package.
These treasure maps were purchased at Hobby Lobby and are actually place mats. I used them for the seating table and rolled up the extras for decoration on the dessert table. The jar was purchased from Ross, and came already decorated with the rope netting.
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! I attached Jolly Roger Flags from the printable Pirate Party Collection to some of the lollipop sticks.
I wrapped twine around the root beer bottles and attached a party logo to the front. I then added paper straws from The Bakers Confection to complete the look.
I filled Nut Cups from Dime Store Buddy with pudding and then topped them off with edible sand. The sand was made by blending Vanilla Wafers and Oreos. I also used the sand to fill many of the other platters on the dessert and food table. I purchased the pirate ship decoration form Hobby Lobby.
The awesome Fondant Cupcake Toppers are from Top It Cupcakes! This was my first set of fondant cupcake toppers to purchase. I have now used them for almost every other party I host!
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! She has a full time day job, but does the cookies on the side. You can order from her facebook page Bonbon Du Jour.
I created a Pirate Ship Sail using tall dowel rods, twine, hot glue, and fabric.
The glass bottles were on the seating table and decorated with fake gold flakes, twine, and party logos.
Each place setting had a treasure map place mat with plates, a napkin, and drinking cup. The cups were decorated with party logos and paper straws from The Bakers Confections. Also at each place setting was a Buccaneer Booty Bucket full of everything they needed for a treasure hunt. Every bucket was complete with a sword (Target), eye patch, pirate hat, bandana, and compass (all from Hobby Lobby).
Once the guest arrived they were given their buccaneer pirate loot buckets so they could get dressed and ready for the treasure hunt. Once 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!
After everyone was ready I took them on a treasure hunt that went from clue to clue 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. Everyone then filled their buckets with loot. I wrote the clue on paper that I had torn and burnt to make it look like an old treasure map and placed inside message bottles with sand inside.
Everyone took turns in the photo booth that was set up throughout the party. Annye from Faith Photography did a great job keeping it running! The kids and grownups had fun with it! Here is the birthday boy looking really adorable!
I love how Jett’s mom and dad, Shannon and Dennis, dressed up for the party!
Party Styling – Lillian Hope Designs
Party Printables – Lillian Hope Designs Shop
Photography – Faith Photography by Annye
Cake – Jennifer Morgan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies – Bonbon Du Jour
Fondant Cupcake Toppers – Top It Cupcakes
Oreo Pops – Lauren Scheck – Lauren_Scheck@yahoo.com
Paper Straws – The Bakers Confections
Nut Cups – Dime Store Buddy