Party Recap

We had a pirate party on a budget for my 4 year old son. We had the party after lunch and served homemade appetizers and lots of sweets. We also had a homemade cake and store bought ice cream. The kids made treasure maps as their craft, played pin the treasure on the map, walked the plank and went on a treasure hunt to find the treasure chest. The kids got tattooed and they also wore pirate bandannas. The favors included a personalized pirate name poster (home made), candy and jewels (found on the treasure hunt), a sword and a huge paper pirate ship for coloring.


Party Highlights

  • Activities / Games

    kids made treasure maps pin the treasure on the map walk the plank treasure hunt (followed clues)

  • What People Ate

    appetizers, candy, cake & ice cream

  • What People Drank

    pirate punch



  • Corey  T

    Corey T wrote:

    great job!

  • Heather T

    Heather T wrote:

    Thank you. It was pretty easy too. The pirates & ship are just scrapbooking stickers that I put on toothpicks. The sand is crushed graham crackers and the ocean is piping gel over frosting.

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    Tshare T wrote:

    Mom is very creative! Thanks for sharing.....

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    Danica F wrote:

    how did you make these?

  • Heather T

    Heather T wrote:

    First I printed the name and photo on off-white card stock on my home computer. Next I tore the edges all the way around and then burned the edges one side at a time. I did this outside. Then I crumpled the whole thing up into a ball and opened it back up and set it on a flat surface. I dipped a paper towel in brewed coffee and smeared it all over the page (both sides). I put them on a cookie sheet and popped them in the oven (325 with the door slightly open) and let them dry for about 4 minutes. You could also dry them outside if the weather is nice. They are very sturdy and make for a nice personalized party favor. I did the same thing with the invitations (and in the past, Wanted posters for a cowboy party). I hope this helps! They sound like a lot of work but it goes pretty quickly.

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    Suzzette B wrote:

    Pinned it! Love these! CUTE idea!