My friends and I will soon be hosting a pirate party for little boys, not because it’s anyone’s birthday, but because the winter days are long and dull for kids when they can’t play outside. (Keep in mind, when we started planning this we had NO idea we’d be treated with such a mild winter!) We wanted to give them an afternoon out filled with fun, treats, games, crafts, and of course, lots of imaginative play! So, the idea for the pirate party was born!
I thought that it might be fun, and a good way to get little ones excited about the party, to do a pirate photo shoot, and showcase some of the fun things that they’ll be seeing when the come to the party. I’m excited to share with you the results of our efforts!
Cupcakes are fun for kids, and especially cupcakes that look like they’re shipwrecked on a beach among sand, seashells, and buried treasure! The printable cupcake toppers are the perfect accent to make these chocolate cupcakes stand out even more!
Coming up for creative names for pirate snacks was such fun! Hopefully, our guests will enjoy munching down on some “planks”(chocolate covered wafer cookies), “cannonballs” (Whoppers), “Yo Ho Ho’s” (Hostess Ho Ho’s), and “Buried Treasure” (Hershey’s Nuggets). I’d say the theme for this one is shaping up to be chocolate!
Fruit drinks in a mason jar wrapped with “rope” and accented with another party circle and a black/white striped paper straw make this a drink that will make even the surliest pirate smile!
I love having friends with fun jobs! One of my friends is a Usborne Books consultant, and she’s been kind enough to donate books to the last two parties we’ve done, all appropriately themed to coordinate with our party. My dear friend, and Entertaining Contributor Melissa, is the talent behind Tag Me Chic, and she was super sweet and sent me these darling pirate tags…because she knew they’d look perfect alongside all our party goods…and she was right! I added some “rope” and suddenly, these gift tags became awesome bookmarks, that our little guests will be happy to take home.
Stay tuned for part two of our pirate party shoot…coming soon! Too much pirate-y goodness to fit into just one post!