Monday, February 17, 2014

Arrrgh! Ben's pirate birthday party!

Here are a few pictures from my 4-year-old's pirate birthday party!  You can get all of the printable items in my shop right here.

The invitations are available as printed cards or a printable file.

We served hot dogs (turned into pirate ships), jello and oranges (also turned into pirate ships).  We added "pirate jewels" (grapes), "fish and chips" (potato chips and goldfish) and more!  I turned down the tops of large paper grocery bags to hold a few of the treats.  I used cut vynil to label our food table as "grub and grog".  It was removable, so it came off clean and didn't leave a mark!  I added a matching bunting banner to make it a little more festive.

Everything was labeled with the printable tag package that you can find in my shop.


On the tables, I used Meri Meri pirate ships as centerpieces.  I set them on top of more fish net and more starfish.    We used rolos as our "pirate gold" favors. 

I found the toppers for the cupcakes at Target on clearance.  I so badly wanted to avoid the "skull and crossbones" but it's hard to do when looking for pirate decor.  The printable bunting over the dessert table can be found here.  I rolled down brown paper bags for candy to give it more of a "pirate" look.  The pirate treasure chests were my boys, and I filled them with ring pops and spray painted a simple "X" from Michaels red for "X marks the spot."  I used a red table cloth, with brown paper and lots of cheap fish net.  I also used starfish as a nice "nautical" touch.


I filled a second treasure chest with plastic gold coins and added another "X" on the gift table.  WIth more fish net and starfish, of course.

 For beverages, we served "sea water" and sweet tea.

For the kids, we filled a pool with sand and buried "treasure" for them to put in their loot bags.


After that, we made them "walk the plank" before heading in to swing at a pirate hat pinata!

All of the printable decor you see here can be found in my shop!

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