Jake and the Neverland Pirates was the perfect birthday party theme for Jake’s 4th birthday. Jake’s mom, Betty, party stylist and owner of P & J by Design, was not short on pirate themed ideas when she made this event come to life. The birthday boy and his friends were treated to a party filled with delicious food, birthday cake, gorgeous favors, party games and decorations which all contributed to the success of this party.
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Betty wanted party guests to know they were in for a treat; they received their first clue about the excitement ahead when they received the remarkable handcrafted invitations.
The invitation reminiscent of an old world treasure map, complete with burnt edges and marked with a red seal.
It was delivered in a box decorated with a map, a miniature treasure chest, sea shells and a ship. Inside, a bottle filled with gold (luster) dust accompanied party details.
Guests were greeted with a beautiful display at the celebration. The old world look of this party was achieved by incorporating black, gold, brown and red into every detail.
The dessert table was backed by an authentic looking treasure map that proclaimed, “Happy Birthday Jake” even while a banner proclaimed: “Beware” (also from Little Poppet Parties).
Betty artfully arranged relics that might represent a pirate’s interests, including: tankards, candlesticks, lanterns, jewels, coins, maps, spy glasses, old barrels, and even a parrot.
Guests were treated to a buffet of sweets with a remarkable cake in the starring role. The detail work on the cake is outstanding; each tier is a new layer of amazing!
The talented Vincent, from Van Goh Cakes, created the themed showstopper. Each layer looks like the real item it is trying to impersonate: treasure trunk, old wooden barrel, treasure map and a pirate ship with rice paper sails.
Even the desserts and cookies tied into the pirate theme. The gorgeous desserts were displayed on golden stands and platters, just right for pirate bounty.
They included cake stacks with fondant skulls, chocolate brownies, lemon vanilla cake pots (with bronzed locks and keys!), and salted caramel macarons.
There were also apple crumble tarts and candies as well as adorable cookies in the shapes of swords, ships and treasure maps.
There was a separate area for the little pirates, marked by a handmade pirate sail centrepiece on burlap covered tables. Plates, cutlery and drink bottles carried the theme, too, with party printables.
Darling ship-shaped favor boxes were filled with pirate stickers, a treasure map and a set of pirate pencils for coloring their map.
The party guests didn’t have to worry about walking the plank at this party as there was plenty to do.
In addition to coloring their maps, party guests decorated wooden treasure boxes which they filled with golden coins from a treasure hunt. Pin-the-Eye-Patch on the Pirate amused the little ones.
Activities included songs and games with special party entertainer, Pirate Jack.
Parents were not overlooked when planning the details of this party. They were treated to a feast at a gorgeously styled table complete with golden candelabras, wine goblets, fresh flowers and fruit on custom made table linens.
And we can’t forget about the chairs — oh how I love the gold chairs! The parents were clearly seated at the captain’s table on this ship.
Betty certainly created a treasure trove of memories for Captain Jake and his guests!
Create your own pirate birthday with these party supplies:
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- Paper Pirate Hats
- Pirate Bandana
- Pirate Sword with Eye Patch
- Pirate Telescopes
- Red & White Stripe Tablecover
- Pirate Flag Food Picks
- Beware Of Pirates Yard Sign
- Pirate Treasure Maps
- Pirate Skull & Crossbones Stickers
- Pirate Cake Decorations
- Plastic Gold Treasure Coins
- Red and White Stripe Paper Straws