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Pirate Party (21 photos)


The pirate boy that was cut out of playwood. He greeted the guests int he front yard.

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We threw my son a pirate party for his 5th birthday and I had such a fun time planning it!  Planning became a family affair!  I drew a lifesize pirate boy, Captain Hook, and a skull and crossbones on plywood and had my husband cut them out.  My kids and I spent a couple evening painting them.  The pirate boy greeted our guests in the front yard with balloons tied around his wrist and Captain Hook was bombarded with water balloon canon balls during one of our games.  So much fun!

Once all the kidlets entered the house, they had to make a stop at the Pirate table and become true pirates, hooks and all.  I designed the sign in photoshop and slipped it in a frame I bought at the dollar store. All the rest of the pirate gear I bought at different places online. Then I sprinked the table with chocolate gold coins. I think those were gone within seconds! I also cut out some vinyl with my Silhouette machine and put it above the table. It reads: Pirates Only: All others will walk the plank. Loved it!

Once the kids were true pirates, they had jobs to do. I set up the kids' tables in our breakfast room. Don't be afraid to move around your furniture. My breakfast table found a new temporary home in our office for the day.

I covered the table with plastic table clothes I found at the Dollar Store. Also, I made a simple banner and hung some paper lanterns that I bought at Hobbly Lobby on either end. Each little pirate had a treasure chest to decorate. I set out crayons, markers, and foam stickers to make the chests pirate worthy.

We had a ton of food and sweets for all the kids to eat! I served each kid dinner in these adorable gable boxes that I bought off Etsy. Then I designed a label in photoshop and printed it on sticker paper, cut it with my paper cutter, and stuck it on the box.

The label said "Ye Hearty Grub" and then listed all the food that was inside. I had Golden Nuggets with Ruby sauce (chicken nuggets and ketchup), Pirate Booty (fun popcorn snacks that are actually called Pirate Booty), and a Ship O' Fruit with a Sword (the waffle bowls that I posted before filled with fruit and a little sword pick). The kids loved having their own boxes and I think the parents loved not having to fix a plate of food for the kids.

We also had chocolate dipped marshmallows with black sprinkles. pirate cookies that I made, pirate cake pops that I also made, and a beautiful cake that I did not make!

Next up are the favors. I lurve them! I found the cutest pirate gumball machines online and had to have them. I designed a cute little tag to go along with it and let my silhouette machine do all the cutting. I love that thing.

In addition to the Captain Hook game (where the kids had to walk a plank to get to black water balloon canon balls), we also had a treasure hunt and a pirate jewel dig.  For the treasure hunt, the kids had to find clues hidden all over the yard.  At the end of the hunt, I had a treasure chest filled with little canvas bags that I ironed on a skull and cross bones.  I filled them with chocolate gold coins.

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