Liam had a pirate party for his 5th birthday, and this was my first themed party
here is what we did
(plus some extra’s for inspiration…..
as I wasn’t blogging at the time so didn’t think of taking photo’s of most things)
I think you have to go for a black, red and white colour scheme, but…..
A black, pink and white looks fab for girlie pirate parties
Now check this out……
Now I wish this was our table but this is from treasure and tiaras parties, WOW!!!
Just look at the detail, there is sand down the middle of the table, mermaids, chains, fishing nets, shells
I’ll say it again, WOW!!!
We sent out invites similar to this, made from brown parcel paper and burnt the edges.
Then popped them into a plastic bottle.
but alas before my blogging days so no photo’s.
credit for these goes to by stephanie lynn
X marks the party
Hang a large red X at the front of the house, attach red and black helium balloons to it.
Lots of Jolly Roger Flags every where.
I love thes cardboard pirate ships
Give them buckets of black water balloons (bombs) for a Pirate battle.
A ships mast
Broom handles bound together, fabric stitched onto curtain rings
Skull and crossbones
Print this and frame
Fling the rat
(through the pot hole)
I made rats from old grey school socks, filled with dry rice tied at the end with a string tail.
then added googley eyes.
and the kids took turn throwing them through a paint (cardboard) port hole
you could just use a bucket to throw them into.
Skull hoopla place skull on a table and through hoops over them.
three hoops wins a prize.
Print out several pirate clip art pictures and paste on thick cardboard
A treasure chest, an anchor you get the idea.
Pirate Pete Says
but using Pirate trigger words….
This is such a giggle as they get is so wrong and they end up all doing different actions.
Don’t forget the video recorder!
Tick Tock Where’s the Croc
When hid a small toy crocodile and had a ticking timmer (a clock will do) together
the children had to be very quiet to find where the croc had been hidden
Walk the Plank
We played walk the plank over a shell shaped paddling pool, with toy crocodiles and sharks in the water.
but as they got used to it, I made them walk backwards, sideways anything to make it harder.
Also a buried treasure hunt
The treasure that needed hunting was everything from pirate coins, loose jewels, giant gem rings, shiny necklaces, a bouncy pirate ball, and even a crocodile…tick tock, tick tock.
again this can be made from card or if you are handy mdf.
X MARKS THE SPOT
(PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY)
(BUT SAID WHERE ARE THEE SCALLYWAGS/AYE AYE CAPTAIN)
They loved this!
SETTING THE SCENE
We had this cd, it wasn’t very long (so heard the same songs afew times)
now thes aren’t mine but I used the chocolates on mine also
and these are just so adorable
cupcakes take the cake
CUPCAKE PICKS AND WRAPPERS
and these wrappers and picks are so cute
X mark’s the spot cookies, made with edible food markers
Liam had a prebought cake and we put these on top
borring compare to this
I am more about the fun side of it than a domestic goddess.
I buy ready made cupcakes and just decorate them, cheat or savy???
or this fantastic masterpiece…..
Favors / Goody Bags
I hid all the goodies in a tresure chest which I purchase from Ikea for £10.
Party like a kid
lots and lots of chocolate coins.
bandana’s and card pirate hats