With Disney on the horizon I thought it only best to plan his birthday party to include something of Disney character. My son decided on a Mickey Mouse Pirate theme, and boy was this a fun one! I contacted my dear friend Meghan of Elva M Design to create this darling invitation and printables set. She blew this one out of the water! I didn't want a ton of skulls for the party, since he is only 5 after all. She made a great connection between what we love about Mickey and the fun of pirates without being scary or creepy. As guest arrived I had sheet they could learn their new pirate name for the party. The kids had fun time hearing all the silly names. Mine was Swashbuckler Spike ShadyCopper, say that one ten times fast! In honor of our impending trip to Disneyland I printed a "pirate map" from the Jungle Cruise adventure. I found a few other Mickey pirate prints online. I printed them and added to simple frames to place around the room throughout the rest of the decor. As guests came and went they were to be careful, because this space was for Pirates Only and all others were destined to walk the plank! I can't express how much fun I had with this theme. If you haven't hosted a pirate party yet, I encourage you to do it.
What People Ate
We served pepperoni pizza, with veggies, pretzels (as Skeleton Bones) and apple sauce pouches (as Shark Bait). A meal fit for a kid!
What People Drank
Lemonade, water, beer and wine.
My goal is to always keep it simple for food, honestly it is because I know what I am best at and that is generally not it. My passion is in the details of the party, and the desserts! No party is complete without yummy desserts. I ordered this amazing pirate cake from a local baker in town. My favorite was that everything was done with buttercream icing except the red details. I am not a huge fan of fondant so to find a local baker that can make delicious cakes using buttercream has my vote! The cake was made to resemble a treasure map with the path to X marks the spot. Graham cracker was sprinkled to represent sand and I add a few chocolate coins to the top with a Mickey Pirate flag. Dessert tables are one of my favorite things at any party. Other than cake the guests had delicious sugar cookies decorated like treasure maps, gold coins and of course the birthday boys name and age. They not only were absolutely beautiful, but delicious too. The detail on these were impeccable. Served with the cake and cookies were chocolate covered Oreos in the shape of Mickey's head and candy bobs with the Mickey pirate symbol.
Have you ever seen these candy bobs? The kids loved them, they are so neat and the gal who makes them is incredibly talented. We had a lot of sweets and I wasn't sure if the kids would opt to eat one of these during the party, so I kept the wrappers on and handed them out to each child as the left. It was a perfect addition to the treasure box favors.
Activities / Games
One of the best party games ever, ring toss! Adults and kids can generally have fun with this one since it is never easy at any age. My husband out did himself with this one, I had asked for a pretty lame looking ring toss compared to what he gave me. He took an old board and sanded it down, then burned parts to make it look like old ships decking. Then he burned the image of Mickey Mouse in the center, and hot glued the pirate hooks to the board. It turned out so good I had a hard time parting with it! Outdoor treasure hunt, Guests were also given glow in the dark swords to protect during their hunt for treasure.
Elva M Design
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Sweets from Heaven
Candy Bob Favors
Striped plates and mini boxes
My Favorite Sweets
Chocolate Dipped Oreos