Monday, September 24, 2012

Pirate Birthday Party

A Pirate Birthday Party is quintessential for a little boy.  Last year my then soon to be 3 year old was into Disney's Jake and The Neverland Pirates.  I thought easy peasy! Well, since the cartoon was so new, there was no party supplies out in the market yet.  I set off to make this party on my own from scratch.  So much fun!!!
I added a little swirl of glitter to the invitation to spark the imagination of the kids.  It would be the pixie dust they would use to fly them to the party.
The party was meant to be outside, but right before the guests arrived we had rain so I quickly moved the ship table indoors so they could "sail to Neverland" while they dined before moving on to outside.
In the Menu:  Fish and Chips with a side of fruit cut up in the shape of Jolly Rogers, Ships, and Treasure Chests.  I designed all labels and decorations.
As we approach Neverland, the crew stops by Hook's quarters.
... Where they notice the picture of his Nemesis: The Birthday Boy
Details...
The kids snatch the map of Neverland and start their great adventure... ( I created stations within my back yard for every part of the map)

At this point, pixie dust should be sprinkled onto their feet...
I put together this little terrarium as a place for tinker to hide her treasure.  At the party it was placed next to a large mirror with a trunk full of neverland related costumes for the kids to change into.  (Sorry, I try not to put pictures of kids other than my own in the blog!)
So here is my little rascal.  Behind him is Pixie Hollow, where we had an awesome treasure hunt!

Each child received a personalized loot bag for the treasure hunt.
Here is Pirate's Cove.  It served as a stage for the entertainment.  We had a singer come and hang out with the kids for 45 minutes putting on a show where the kids were the main characters.  Super fun!  The inflatable ships were filled with water balloons for a sea worthy battle at the end.
At Mermaid's Den we had some fun games and sand craft for the kids.

Indian Cove - I put some pirate and peter pan books in there with a cute little lantern. The kids were in and out of this thing like clowns coming out of a tiny car at the circus. Super fun!
The Sweets Table

I did coat all of the paper decorations with mod podge to make it water resistant.
I think the coconut and straws made a cool addition to the favors table.  :)
Coloring books and crayons covered in see through paper were sent home with the little guests.
And to complete the experience I sent these cute rice crispies pirates to school.  


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14 comments:

Jennie Larsen said...

Arghhh Matey- this here is some cute pirate party. winks (LOVE IT!)
jen-COM

Sarah said...

What a cute party. I love all the little details in your decor like the black and white photo on the table. If you get a chance come link up at my Pin Party.

http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-link-party-10.html#.UGC99K4-WnA

Christine Wright said...

This is amazing! I love that you turned the table into a pirate ship. How fun! I'm pinning this to my party board :)

Liz said...

That's a great party! Liz

Monica said...

This looks like such a great party! I am currently planning a pirate party for my soon to be 3 year old GIRL and will definitely hold on to this! :)
http://mommysordinarymagic.blogspot.com

The Shiny Pebble said...

Thanks ladies! this party will totally translate into a girl's pirate party. Just change the color scheme a little.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh My, You are one clever girl! This party is sooo cute and it looks like it was such fun for the children. So many fun details. And what a fun memory you created for your son. laurie

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

This is the cutest party! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared it with us! Thanks! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~
http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/cast-party-wednesday-link-party-60/

Mary Ann said...

Hello Catherine! Great to see back with your new art designs. Love your Etsy store, more power in your new endeavour!

maryann@verbenacottage

The Shiny Pebble said...

Hi Mary Ann. It is so nice to see a familiar face here. :) Thanks for visiting!

Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

What a cute and fun party theme! Those rice krispies pirates are just so cute, I don't think I could eat them! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party :) I hope to see you there and thank you so much for sharing! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-12/

Kids Birthday Party Boca Raton said...

It beautifully decorated and managed party.. Nice selection of theme, it has plenty of fun opportunities for kids.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Thanks Kids Birthday Party. it was a labor of love. :)

kids theme parties said...

Beautiful decoration! I like the idea.

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