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Carter & Clayton's Pirate Birthday Party

Amanda M By Amanda M  in Birthday

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Yo Ho! Let's Go! It's a pirate party to celebrate Carter's 6th birthday and Clayton's 4th birthday. I chose the pirate theme for my sons' birthday party because I knew it would be a great theme that would be fun for both boys and girls and it turned out great! It was so much fun to plan and there are tons of pirate party ideas out there. The party was held at our local park and all the pirates, both big and small, had such a great time. Since, no pirate party is complete without a pirate ship, my husband built a ship out of scrap lumber we already had on hand. It's was a big hit with the kids. I also handed out swords, bandanas, eye patches, and beads so the kids really got into pirate character. The party was held at lunchtime so we served Pirate Dogs (hot dogs), Catch of the Day (whale crackers), Pirate Island Fruit (fruit kabobs), Blocks of Gold (cheese cubes), Marshmallow Mateys, Chips, Cupcakes, & Pirate Punch. I made all of the decorations myself using various ideas I found online and a lot that I came up with on my own. I was very pleased with the how the party turned out and most of all, all the kids and even the adults loved it. It was a lot of planning and a lot of work, but it was worth it to see everyone have such a great time!

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Marshmallow Mateys (marshmallows dipped in red candy melts to form the hat and the face was drawn on using an edible ink marker) & Pirate Cupcakes

  • Activities / Games

    My husband built a pirate ship. The kids loved playing on it!

  • Party Favors

    Everyone received swords, beads, and an eye patch. The boys also received bandanas and tattoos. The girls also received princess wands, mini-crowns and rings.

  • Best Moment

    Seeing the excitement on everyone's face let me know that the party was a great success and it's something my boys will always remember.

  • What People Ate

    The party was held at lunchtime so we served Pirate Dogs (hot dogs), Catch of the Day (whale crackers), Pirate Island Fruit (fruit kabobs), & Blocks of Gold (cheese cubes).

  • What People Drank

    Pirate Punch

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4 comments

  • Christina K

    Christina K wrote:

    Where can I get those lables?

  • Amanda M

    Amanda M wrote:

    I made all of the labels using Microsoft Excel. I'm almost certain I still have them saved. Send your email address to derrickamanda@embarqmail.com and I will send you some templates to use.

  • Shannon S

    Shannon S wrote:

    I LOVE all your stuff! My son's second birthday party is in the middle of May. Would you mind sharing your templates with me as well??? teachers_pet_24@yahoo.com

  • Amanda M

    Amanda M wrote:

    Thank you so much Shannon! I went through all of the files on my computer and I wasn't able to find the templates. However, they were super easy to create using Microsoft Excel and clip art that I found online for free. Basically just add color to the cells and insert the clip art. Give it a shot and let me know if you need any help at all.

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