Pirate Party

January 11, 2012

Ahoy Matey!  Who doesn’t love a Pirate Party?  I’ve had a lot of requests from clients for pirate invitations lately (you can see my 3 favorite invitations here, here, and here), so I decided to pull together an inspiration board, too.  Make sure you check out the 4th photo – it’s free printable cupcake topper pirate flags, courtesy of Swanky Press.

I’ll keep adding ideas to my Pinterest pirate board over time, so if you like what you see, make sure to follow my boards.  And keep reading after the board to find the sources for these fun finds!

1.  The Invitation

A silhouette of a pirate ship is great for a pirate party, and works for both younger and older kids.  You can this modern invitation at Swanky Press or on Etsy.

2.  Pirate TShirt

This fun pirate tshirt is from Modern Frills – my personal favorite tshirt shop for party and seasonal tees.  She has a blog filled with amazing party and craft ideas that is worth checking out.  She has some great boards on Pinterest, too. (A Personal Note:  I don’t follow too many people on Pinterest, but when I do, it’s because they really offer something special.  Modern Frills is one of those I enjoy following!)

3.  Bunting

This pirate treasure map bunting is from Scrap Your Story on etsy.  I loved the aged details.

4.  Cupcakes and Free Printable Flags

These yummy chocolate ganache cupcakes were made by Noi Gifts and Gourmet out of Frankin, TN.  She has a fabulous shop – if you’re not local, you should at least pop by her Facebook page and check out some of the amazing cakes she makes!

Now for the pirate flag cupcake toppers – you can see a DIY tutorial and print them out for free by clicking here!

5. Photo Booth Pirate Props

These photo booth props would be great for the party – what a fun activity and a great way to catch some fabulous pics!  You can check them out at Little Retreats on etsy.

6. Walk the Plank!

This idea is the brainchild of The Fickle Pickle Blog:  a actual plank to walk as part of the party activities.  She threw a fab pirate party for her 4 year old – you should check out how she pulled it all together!

7.  Pirate Medallion – Doubloon

Ok, my two oldest kids just watched Pirates of the Caribbean for the first time – and are now a touch pirate obsessed.  I watched most of it with them (but dozed off at the end – typical movie watching for me!).  Anyway, when I saw this medallion from Touch Soul on etsy, I knew it would be the perfect accessory to the party.  If it’s a small party, you could have a treasure hunt where each child finds one as the last step.  If you have more kids and that doesn’t make sense financially, you could have the medallion be the grand prize for the pirate who wins the big contest at the party.  At $4 each, this really is a good, quality party find.

8.  Skull Cake

This skull cake is just fondant fabulous!  I love the pirate, patch and colors.  You can find it at ZebraCake1 – contact them on Facebook for more info.  (They are a UK baker, but lately, we have so many readers from the UK and Australia that I thought it would be nice to start including some international links.)

And More…

There are just too many great pirate ideas to limit it to 8 spots, so here goes:

Party Activities: scavenger hunt, treasure hunt (with a pirate map, of course), make your own “hook” hand – either a low budget one or a cute softie, use a hook to break the piñata, fill a small sandbox with pirate treasure (for little kids)

Party Keepsakes:  Get a Pirate Party Keepsake Book from Special Occaisions Design; attach a pirate flag to a small gift/favor bag (you can use the free printable)

Party Attire:  Check out these fun finds for Dad and for Baby Brother or Sister

Table Settings:  This table setting , another table setting, and this bunting are awesome!  Oh, and consider adding a map and scroll to your dessert table – you can find this awesome set on etsy!

Food:  I love this Watermelon Pirate ship, this cake, this pirate hat chocolate mold, this pirate hat cake pop, and these cookies.

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