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Fantastic {Red & White Striped} Pirate Party

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pirate party dessert table

I’m thrilled to share with you the latest “treasure” in pirate party ideas! Totful Memories put their own cute spin on the popular birthday party theme with printables, desserts & pirate costumes of course! But the real stars of the show are the ridiculously cute decorated sugar cookies & DIY marshmallow pops – they really elevated this {Red & White Striped} Pirate Party to the next level!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable sugar cookies with little pirates, skulls & treasure chests
  • A “fleet” of cupcakes with ship sail toppers
  • Printables with a wooden “deck” texture (what a clever idea!)
  • Costumes for the kids: swords, pirate hats, red striped bandanas & hooks

pirate party costumes

pirate party marshmallow pops

pirate party welcome sign and gold coins

pirate party food flags

pirate party punch cupcakes

pirate party costume with an eye patch

pirate birthday party cake

pirate party drink labels and skull and cross bones cookies

pirate shit cupcake toppers

pirate party treasure favors


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Tania

My boys have really been into pirates this year and so this party took on a life of its own when they got dressed in costume, waving their swords and swinging their hooks!

The kids had a table of pirate costume accessories to don, and they wore it in such a way that any true pirate would be proud to join their crew!

When I was designing the party package, I knew I wanted to create a cupcake topper that would look like a mini pirate ship- and when assembled and placed together, would look like a fleet.

Marshmallow pops are a must at all of my parties, not only for the kids, but my mom loves them too! She must have had at least three, but who’s counting… love you mom! I drew on the faces with an edible marker I purchased from Michael’s and dipped the tops into red chocolate wafers that I had melted in the microwave. They took maybe ten minutes to make. I would really recommend making them for the pirate theme because they are so easy and effective!

I made the cake, yes it was simple, but it is like a large version of my cupcake shipcake. Same idea in assembling the sail and I finished it with a cute pirate sugar cookie. There are many designs of cupcake toppers in the package because really what is a party package without cupcake toppers!

I have to send some etsy love on over to Ira of Batches, The Cookie Jar for the adorable and tasty sugar cookies!

All my party packages come with favor tags and thank you notes. It is a nice way to tie the whole theme together from start to finish. Our pint sized guests each recieved the pirate costume goodies and fistfulls of gold! arghhh..chocolate gold coins that is!

Vendor Credit
By |2018-02-04T13:19:19+00:00June 7th, 2012|Kids Birthday, Parties for Boys|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com June 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Such a fun looking party — those adorable pirate sugar cookies are my fave! We did a pirate playdate that was SO much fun: http://www.supermommoments.com/2011/07/pirate-playdate-sets-sail/

  2. Megan June 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Adorable! Would you mind sharing where you got the suitcases from?

  3. Gray Label August 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    If you need some inspiration for your son's birthday….

  4. Paola Alvarez October 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm


  5. Ali January 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

    How did you get the pirate pops to stand in the little tin? What did you poke them into?

  6. Ana Carolina Girotto Matavelli February 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    muioto legal

  7. Jyssica Regalado February 25, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I love everything you did your the planning of the pirate party. Do you mind sharing where you got the glass containers that you planned on putting the drinks in. I am planning my sons 5th birthday and we to are also doing a Pirate theme. I would love to use this idea, but can’t find that type of container anywhere. Thank You. Jyssica

  8. Lisa odalen March 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Could you share where you got all the pirate banner and labels? I’m having a pirate party for my three year old

  9. Brenda May 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Love your party ideas. I tried to make the marshmallow pirate pops using Wilsons edible color markers, but the “ink” ran/bled; any suggestions? Did you use a different brand? Please respond to my email address, as I’m not too good using other internet sites/functions. thanks.

  10. Lupe Arriola June 6, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Where can i get the printed art work that you used? I love the shipcakes and the yard signs. Plus I love the tags on you loot bags.

  11. NotYourNormalSteam September 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I loved your pirate party and used quite a bit of your ideas as inspiration for N’s birthday. You can see N’s party here http://notyournormalsteam.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/arg-matey-its-a-pirate-party-part-2-decorations/

  12. Brooke Hampton April 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    so cute

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