Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Boys Pirate Birthday Party
Arrr you looking for clever boys pirate birthday party ideas? DIY mom, Valerie Pullam pulled together a seaworthy pirate party adventure for her sons 3rd birthday. As the mother of 2 boys, Valerie is probably already quite proficient in using her imagination! Dreaming up scurvy décor and swashbucklin fun party favors appears easy for this talented mama. Catch a glimpse of how Valerie brought the pirate birthday party theme to life by creatively using her own printable collection and a stash of already-at-home decorations.
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Birthday parties can be expensive, but Valerie did what many great planners do: she started with props she already had at home; she borrowed other needed items from friends. Its amazing what you can come up with by shopping in your own cupboards, drawers and closets. Valerie also designed her own printable décor, including the darling welcome on board signs.
As you can see from the party table, shopping at home turned up some pretty great decorating treasure. Old baskets, golden chargers, seashells and gold coins were a-plenty and added an old world, pirate feel. Jewels, aka beaded necklaces, were arranged around the food table for a perfect accent. There were also a few store purchases which helped to finish off the look. A rustic looking burlap table runner, starfish garland and netting paired nicely with lanterns and glass bottles. The large Beware of Pirates signage and colorful pirate themed balloons helped tie the look and theme together. Personalization is always an appreciated touch at parties, so Valerie designed the Happy Birthday Ryan banner.
Pirates have endless pits for stomachs, or so Ive heard, but Valerie had a great menu planned to keep the hunger pangs at bay. Because this pirate party included both adults and children (due to the young ages of most of the kids), Valerie included a mix of food and beverage selections perfect for either crowd. Offerings included barbecued chicken and steak skewers and a large variety of salads. Snack food was plentiful with chips and dips, chocolate whoppers, goldfish, shark and dolphin gummies plus watermelon.
Nobody wants a thirsty pirate. Adults sipped on Sangria, white wine, beer or water while kids chose between water and juice. Im not sure who drank the Bootleg Ale but its a great touch!
Valerie kept dessert offerings simple, but oh how delicious they look! Notice sprinkle cupcakes with printable pirate masts and flagssuch darling detailing makes a big impact. A chocolate cake with vanilla icing was topped off with pirate themed candles.
Activities were planned with little pirates in mind. With a plethora of pirate props on hand, guests had fun running around outside, acting out their own pirate adventures. In addition, a kiddie pool was set up for cooling off; a sandbox was on hand for digging up buried treasure.
Every successful pirate needs some treasure and these birthday pirates definitely didnt leave the party empty handed. Valerie created loot bags worthy of the most discriminating pirate. Accented with printable labels and tags thanking birthday mates, the kraft paper favor bags were filled with chocolate coins, eye patches, pirate stickers and tattoos. Id call that a great haul!
If youd like to peek in on some of Valeries other endeavors, follow her blog here.
Planning a pirate birthday party? Check out these party sources put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew:
- Pirate Flag Picks Party Accessory (1 count) (50/Pkg)
- Dozen Paper Pirate Hats
- 120 Pc PIRATE PARTY FAVORS Set/TATTOOS/Stickers/FLAGS/EYE PATCHES/Etc KIT
- pirate pennant – 100 feet long! great pirate party decoration!
- Plastic Gold Coins 144 ct [Toy”]
- Red & White Stripes Tablecover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)
- Pirate inflatable Sword 24 inch (1 Dozen)
- Dozen 2 3/4″ Mini Pirate Buckets
- Rhode Island Novelty 5″ Pirate Telescopes, 12-Pack
- Paper Pirate Treasure Maps 24 pc [Toy”]
- Beistle 55026 16-Piece Pirate Party Kit
- Polyester Pirate Loot Backpacks (12 Count)Rhode Island Novelty Pirate Treasure Chest
- Beistle 54076 Cargo Net, 2-Feet by 7-Feet
- Rhode Island Novelty Captain 7.5″ Hook Hand
- Beistle 54597 Pirate Ship Centerpiece, 18-1/2-Inch by 26-Inch
- Pirate Ship Shaped 16in x 15 1/2in Pinata
- Party Pirate Cupcake Kit (48 pieces)
- Assorted Pirate Mini Gems
- Party Game-Pirates Bounty
Be sure to check out more pirate party ideas here:
- Sweet Pirate Owl Birthday Party
- Pirate Birthday Party Dessert Table
- Pirate Birthday Party for a 6 year old boy
- Pirate Themed Birthday Party
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