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A boy’s birthday party that features pirates is a popular theme, so it’s not an unusual birthday idea.
But, what if your boy has a hero heart, ready for adventure, yet doesn’t like the scary aspect of skulls and crossbones?
Mom Kat, of Kat’s Cakes, pulled off a terrific pirate themed birthday party, without shiverin’ any timbers!
I really like how Kat honored Harrison’s birthday wish, yet guarded the tenderness of his heart. Annika Giles Photography has captured images of the cake and cupcakes on the dessert table and many other aspects of the party. Come, see the fun!
- This boy’s birthday party features our pirate themed printables!
- The table featured in this boy’s pirate themed birthday party is incredible!
Harrison’s favorite color is orange so this party featured orange, blue and black instead of the more typical red and black — it works, too.
The dessert table pennant pulls all the colors together.
There’s a pirate chest, filled with take-home favors for later.
The wooden cake stand, crate and twine wrapped serving dishes pair well with the fish net to reference a pirate ship.
The cake and cupcakes have shades of blue frosting to hint at ocean waves.
A cute pirate ship carries the birthday boy’s age; a mini treasure chest and golden coins allude to buried treasure.
Lots of food choices carry fun pirate themed labels: Hawaiian Islands, Sea Dogs, Cannon Balls, Anchors Away and Peg Legs.
The menu was filled out with Bootleg Ale, Jewels (candy), Berry’d Treasure (fruit cups), Parrot Food (crackers and cheese).
Cute pirate wraps on the bottles and all color-coordinated food labels came from Owly Molly Printables.
There were also Lost Treasure (krispie treats) and gold chocolates. Captain’s Cookies were shaped like mini maps, “H” for Harrison, and smiling pirates in blue kerchiefs.
My best grin came when I saw the dual varieties of macarons called “macARGHons”!
Another treat was found on the guest table: Pirate’s Teeth (popcorn).
Golden coins were scattered down the burlap runner on the guest table. A couple of ship’s lanterns also helped carry the theme.
Orange and white and blue and white striped plates brought color to the table.
For party activities, Kat engaged an entertainer dressed as a pirate.
Not only did she make balloon sword sculptures, she played party games and did face painting — sounds like a good person to know.
So, Harrison had his full-fun, non-scary pirate themed birthday and Kat had the satisfaction of making his wishes come true.
I love seeing how talented moms create just what their boys imagine.
Plan your own pirate party with these party supplies:
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- Blue & White Striped Napkins
- Decorative Fish Net
- Small Treasure Chest
- Cardboard Number
- Orange & White Party Cup
- Burlap Drawstring Bag
- Pirate Stickers
- Pirate Tattoos
- Telescope with Wooden Box
- Pirate Coins and Pouch
- Mini Metal Buckets
- Orange & White Striped Straws
- Mini Bubbles Pirate Themed
Get more pirate party inspiration with these ideas:
- Easy Pirate Cupcakes
- Pirate Birthday Dessert Table
- Pirate Themed Birthday ‘Aaaaarty