My daughter wanted a princess party for her birthday but since she had a few boys on her guest list, we decided to make it a classic princess and pirate party. The colors she wanted were pink and more pink (of course) and she agreed that we could add blue and teal. We kept the look very simple- with a pretty crown to keep the princesses happy and a ship for the pirates.
When guests walked through the front door, they were able to pick out a pretty princess costume to wear with a wand and tiara, or a pirate eye patch. The guests loved dressing up and changing in to various dresses.
For the dessert table, we had home made vanilla cake pops, vanilla cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, popcorn in cones, Hershey kisses, marshmallow and of course a pretty two tier chocolate and fudge cake and gold coins (pirate treasure).
We tried to keep the party food in keeping with this fun theme and we served: royal heart and butterfly fairy bread, caprese sword kabobs, catch of the day (goldfish), ships n dips, a fruit platter suitable for a royal princess. Of course, we also served pizza because that is a huge hit with pirates and princesses alike.
Since the children at the birthday party ranged in age between two and five, we decided to skip traditional party games. Instead we had a craft station (loads of foam stickers and star wands to decorate) and a glitter tattoo station. Everyone loved the glitter tattoos, even the adults.
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chocolate cake with fudge frosting and vanilla buttercream cupcakes
tiaras, wands, pirate eye patch, candy, stickers
Activities / Games
glitter tattoo station, coloring in pages, making wands out of foam
What People Ate
"ships" and dip, catch of the day (Goldfish crackers), caprese sword kebabs
What People Drank
lemonade, princess punch, water