Party Recap

Pirate party in the backyard. It was a hot summer day so we had it in the evening and had some water games planned to cool down our guests. All the kiddos loved arriving for pirate patches and bandana hats. I designed all of the designs for the food labels, invitation, pirate ship, and door signs. I even made the banners from crumpled paper sacks and singed the edges for a pirate feel. For all printables visit https://www.etsy.com/listing/110934700/printable-pirate-party-package


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Hot Dogs- "pirate ships", Goldfish and Chips- "Fish and Chips", Watermelon- "Shark Bait", Popcorn- "Pirate Teeth",

  • What People Drank

    tea- "Ahoy Ma-TEA" and "Pirate Punch"

  • Desserts


  • Party Favors

    Goody bag full of pirate coins, treasure, candy, swords, and pirate bandana and patch

  • Activities / Games

    Swab the Deck- Over/Under pass game with a wet sponge squeezed at the end to fill up a jar past a line. Peg Leg Pete- Running from one end to the other, soak up a sponge and hop back on one leg to fill the water glass as full as possible Cannon Ball toss- water balloon toss Treasure Hunt- Puzzle map and each puzzle piece was hidden in a different spot and lead you to the next, ending with a treasure chest full of party supplies at the end.

  • Best Dressed

    Mom and Birthday boy in full pirate garb!

  • Budget




  • Judy W

    Judy W wrote:

    I loved the pictures of the pirate cakes here. I used them for inspiration while making my son's cake this year and blogged about it: http://www.whatilivefor.net/2013/05/pirate-cake.html

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    Celeste L wrote:

    LOVE the invitation! Where could i buy this template or printables? Thanks!

  • Regina P

    Regina P wrote:

    Celeste, you can find the invitation and printables on my etsy shop! Here are the links; Invitation: https://www.etsy.com/listing/110580318/pirate-birthday Printables: https://www.etsy.com/listing/110934700/printable-pirate-party-package

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    Trashonna W wrote:

    Hello I’m Shonna I’m throwing a party for my step son n it’s a back yard swim party I wonted to ask u what size was the buckets they had to fill? N when the kids was standing next to each other with the water balloons what did they have to do??? Tryna get some games going for his party