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A pirate themed party always guarantees a great time.
Staci of Lizard and Ladybug put a fun pirate and polka dot twist on this adventurous theme as she celebrated both a girl and boy’s birthday party for her son and daughter.
Her decoration ideas are creative and budget friendly.
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To set the scene for this pirate party, Staci hung a giant Jolly Roger flag at the entrance along with darling pirate themed signs crafted by The Purple Pug.
DIY “Yo Ho” bunting made of coffee filters and polka- dotted 3-D cardboard (first) initials added a personal touch.
I am smitten with the way Staci displayed her refreshments! First up: a DIY treasure map table cover using kraft paper and paint.
Black dots mark the path to the yummy food.
Each item was also marked with a food label, making the tempting choices easily identifiable.
Some of my favorite theme-coordinating snacks are the creative fruit swords (fruit kabobs speared with a plastic sword toothpick), plank cookies (Kit Kats and wafer cookies), pirate poppers (donut holes) and “treasure maps” (fruit roll ups).
Food was plenty and delicious looking options include polka dot pops, pixie dust (pixie sticks), gold doubloons (chocolate coins) and ship wheel pasta (tortellini with sun-dried tomatoes and basil).
Cupcakes were crowned with cute toppers and displayed in a three-tiered stand.
To keep little pirates from mutiny, Staci planned fun activities. First off—and a definite hit—was the huge bouncy-house pirate ship. Pirates need a ship!
And if there is a pirate ship, then walking the plank is always a possibility. Staci used a blue tarp to represent water. Kids walked polka dotted wood planks.
Another way guests kept busy was with bubble pirate “swords”. Staci thought of everything, including a refill station where guests could add more bubble solution. Not only could guests enjoy their bubble swords at the party, they also served as a great take-home party favor.
At the request of her children, affectionately called “Lizard” and “Ladybug”, a filled treasure chest piñata was another fun party activity.
Guests took a whack or two until the loot scattered on the ground.
As pirates disembarked from this exciting seafaring party adventure, they visited one last station.
Fish netting held treasure maps which thanked them for participating in the pirate and polka dots adventure.
What a swashbuckling’ good time!
Plan your pirate birthday party with these pirate party supplies:
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- Captain Cardboard Party Hats
- Red & White Stripes Tablecover
- Felt Pirate Eye Patches
- Pirate Loot Backpacks
- Pirate Party Dessert Plates
- Fun Express Treasure Chest Treat Boxes
- Black Pirate Telescopes
- Plastic Gold Treasure Coins
- Pirate Bandana
- Pirate Party Kit
- Plastic Treasure Map Party
- Pirate Tattoos Favors
- Weathered Pirate Flag
- Pirate Party Luncheon Napkins
Be sure to check out more boy’s pirate party inspiration:
- Pirate Birthday Party Dessert Table
- Swashbuckling Fun Boy’s Pirate Birthday Party
- Pirate Themed Birthday Party
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