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pirate birthday party cake pops and eye patches

Yo Ho Yo Ho, a pirate’s party for me! Holly Lasha of Mimi’s Dollhouse created this fantastic Swashbuckling Pirate Party for wee lad Mason and his lucky shipmates. My favorite thing about this party is the adorable & clever food — “crunchy bone” frosted pretzels displayed in brown sugar “sand,” “cannon ball” cake pops, and the cherry on top: graham cracker “planks” served over an ocean of blueberry yogurt. Doesn’t it all just make you want to say, shiver me timbers!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Gold Doubloon cookies, Pirate Face cookies, and Black Spot whoopie pies
  • Captain Hook Cake + Pirate’s (root) Beer served in cool Kraken bottles
  • Jolly Roger Flags on the cupcakes and the awesome Homemade Pirate Ship!
  • Got Treasure Will Pillage” Chalkboard Sign + Eye Patches & Pirate Hats for all
  • Tons of ripped fabric accents & a great mix of textures carried throughout

pirate party birthday decorations with a homemade treasure chest

pirate birthday party dessert table with red and white fabric, a ship, and wheel

pirate birthday cake for captain hook, doubloons, a skull, and cannon ball cake pops

fondant pirate cupcake toppers for a birthday party

pirate cookies and graham cracker planks

pirate birthday party kids costumes and activites

pirate party favors and black spot whoopie pies

pirate birthday party dessert table with an anchor, treasure chest, and pirate cake pops

pirate birthday party root beer

pirate party cupcakes with jolly roger flag topper

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Holly


Aargh, matey!  The theme for this fun fourth birthday party is Pirates and we had a swashbuckling good time. What’s more fun than searching for pirate’s gold and walking the plank? I designed this Pirate Party with traditional pirate stripes, fun polka dots and lots of wood and burlap.


Decorating this party involved lots of fabric ripping. I wanted the table to have a haphazard, asymmetrical feel, because pirates are not tidy — they don’t measure, they don’t match. I loved mixing the pirate patterns and being able to mix up the textures. We included plenty of wood and burlap and even some sand (brown sugar) and water (blue ruffled fabric). We also made a pirate ship from cardboard and covered it with the wood grain patterned paper from the printable set. I used a wooden ship steering wheel and anchor as well.


The little pirates feasted on cannon ball cake pops, pirate cake pops, red velvet cupcakes with cute pirate fondant toppers, chocolate cake, gang planks (blueberry yogurt, graham crackers), pirate sugar cookies, gold doubloon sugar cookies, crunchy bones (white frosted pretzels), lollipops and black spot whoopie pies.


  • To drink, our little pirates had Pirate’s (root) Beer, Pirate’s (ginger) Ale, and Bilge Water.
  • I used old wine and liquor bottles to serve the root beer and ginger ale to give it that authentic feel.


  • The kids enjoyed climbing on a giant playset with rope ladders and ship steering wheels.
  • They had swordfighting contests and a cannon ball water balloon battle.
  • When it was time to cool off, they enjoyed using their pirate activity pages.

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