As I mentioned in the Pirate Invitations Post, we did a double Birthday party for both of our boys.
We like to do a family party as well as a friend party.
So, I simplified things by putting the Family/Adult Pirate Birthday Party
the night before the Friend/kid Pirate Birthday Party.
This way I prepared & decorated one time and used everything twice.
It made set up and mess a whole lot easier.
For the Adult party. I call it an adult party, because the little bit of "family" we live by are all in their late 20's to early 30's and no children. But my kids love them. So when my oldest requested they be invited to the birthday party, we did one for "adults" the night before.
Everyone came dressed as pirates & we had a blast.
Decorations were simple.
I downloaded a free bunting, seen above. And other free Pirate Printables for the cupcakes.
Then I made a few of my own labels & signs.
And we stocked up on Dollar Tree Pirate Items to finish it off.
In the costumes we had:
Dollar Tree necklaces, skull rings, eye patches, and tattoos. The red and blue sashes were made from plastic table cloths, also from the Dollar Tree. And the Pirate Gold and Candy were from....Dollar Tree.
All easy and inexpensive.
Also, to add to the decorations, I used two paper poster boards to make sails over the buffet table & a round plastic black tablecloth to drape in the shape of a boat. Add a pirate flag to the top and it was done. (shown in the image below)
Around the house was more pirate bunting, lots of pirate sayings, on wood planks, spray painted gravel to look like treasure, and some red, black, & white balloons. All very inexpensive and easy. (And yes, all of the purchases were again from the Dollar Tree.
For the food, we went with some fun party foods.
Wraps, Pizza Rolls with dipping sauce, Punch, Olives, Popcorn, Gold Fish, Cheese Ball & Crackers, and a few different flavored cupcakes. I will add the recipes soon. So keep checking back.
And for the food I made some printable food labels, found below. But I got the cute Cupcake printables online. I had planned to make some myself, when I came across the exact idea I was looking for, but this saved me lots of time! Cottage Industrialist had a bunch of great printables. The Cupcake liners & flags, the bunting, and tons more. Tattered & Inked also had some fun printables and I used.
Oh, and the fun skeleton straws were also from the Dollar Tree. Lots of the Halloween decorations the Dollar Tree carries were perfect for the party too...One stop shopping on a budget.
For the party, we played a playlist of Pirate Music, from every version of Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean, & Hook. (I like downloading my music from www.gomusicnow.com songs are around 10-15 cents each!)
We played Liars Dice and several pirate trivia games online.
And the whole night was a success...
then to read about the following Pirate Party for the Kid's Friends look: here.
Invitations found: here
Linked to these Parties: Here
Check out all the projects they have to share.