A Swashbucklin Fun Pirate Party
Gathering all of your sons favorite scallywags for a boys pirate themed party is a swashbucklin fun way to celebrate his 4th birthday! Thats exactly what Katy and Bennett from Wild and Wanderful did. Their son Louis had been asking for a pirate party for quite some time, and they were more than happy to oblige. Katy got to work making an invitation which set the tone for the party decorations and other scurvy details. Just wait until you see the pirate themed cake and cupcakes, not to mention the treasure chest full of party loot for guests! Katy and Bennett captured all of the sea-worthy details in their photos.
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One of my absolute favorite parts about this party was the fact that Captain Louis and crew dressed the part for this birthday pirate adventure! How darling is that custom pirate shirt? Katy and Louis picked out the awesome pirate fabric together to make his shorts. Involving the birthday boy in the decision making was a great way to assure his cooperation and happiness! (Have you ever tried forcing a child into wearing something they dont want to wear? Yeah, it doesnt go over so well, does it?) Mom and Dads costumes were pretty spectacular too! Before the party even started Louis exclaimed, This is the best party ever!
As Katy and Bennett planned the pirate party particulars they chose to steer away from the scary pirate ideas and trendy pirate character themes. Instead, they took a more classic approach that gave them freedom in decorations and details that fit their style.
Hand detailed and painted 3-D letters spelling Ahoy and Argh were created by Bennett and strategically placed around the event space. I love how each letter was decorated to look like a piece of a pirate treasure map. Bennett hand drew custom treasure maps for the party, too. He stained them with coffee grounds and even burned the edges to give them an authentic look and feelsuch a cool detail! Each map was tied like a scroll with red and white twine and kept in a glass bottle.
Little pirates had fun running around looking for lost treasure in the sandbox, play fighting with inflatable pirate swords (Amazon) and just being happy kids together.
Drinks were served in pirate themed plastic cups with lidssuch a great no-spill option when guests are young.
Outside, colorful tissue paper poms and a Happy Birthday Captain Louis banner added a punch of color and festivity. I love the addition of the paper skull and cross bones.
After expending plenty of energy in all the pirate fun, guests enjoyed an incredible pirate hat cake made by grandma and equally impressive frosted, pirate hat-topped cupcakes by Katy.
There were also bananas to eat bananas with faces and pirate bandanas!
The take home favors were as bountiful as a pirate could wish for: an eye patch, a sword, necklaces, a treasure map, a pirate hat, a telescope and any discovered booty from the sandbox treasure hunt. The favors looked amazing in a weathered treasure chest.
What a perfect party for a pirate loving little guy: smooth sailing and plenty of fun!
If you are interested in the handmade items featured in this party, Katy has an Etsy shop (Handmade Escapade) full of treasures!
Looking for party supplies for your boys pirate birthday bash? We think youll love these party sources put together by the seafarin Spaceships and Laser Beams crew:
- Dozen Plastic Pirate Cups
- Dozen Paper Pirate Hats
- 120 Pc PIRATE PARTY FAVORS Set/TATTOOS/Stickers/FLAGS/EYE PATCHES/Etc KIT
- Pirate Bandana – Pirate Party Favor – set of 12
- Red & White Stripes Tablecover
- Polyester Pirate Loot Backpacks (12 Count)
- Pirate Sword with Eye Patch (1 dz)
- Pirate Flag Picks 50 ct
- Beware Of Pirates 3-D Art-Form Yard Sign
- Rhode Island Novelty 5″ Pirate Telescopes, 12-Pack
- Paper Pirate Treasure Maps 24 pc
- Novelty Pirate Treasure Chest
- Pirate Skull & Crossbones Party Favor Stickers
- Cake Decor Kit, Pirate Party
- Party Pirate Cupcake Kit (48 pieces)
- Pirates Giant Wall Decals
- Plastic Gold Treasure Coins, 144ct
- 12-Pack Vintage Glass Milk Bottles, 8-Ounce
- Paper Straws, Red and White Striped, Box of 144
Take a peek at more pirate party ideas here:
- Pirate Birthday Party Dessert Table
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What detail from this boys pirate birthday bash arrrr you most excited about?Follow Spaceships and Laser Beams on Pinterest.
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