My Son's 5th Birthday Party- Pirate Theme!

It's about time that I post about my son's birthday party from last month!

He had a Pirate theme and I had lots of fun putting everything together!!

I did a party for extended family the Saturday after his actual birthday. I made these invitations that we mailed out......

And then he had a "friend party" where he was able to invite a few friends from his kindergarten class. 
It was the Friday before his birthday and I opted to do it in the afternoon right after school so that the kids could come right to our house, have lunch, then party! {I used this cute printable}

The set up in our dining room......

There were 3 banners for his party in total.
The first one was this pennant banner I made out of  fabric......

Here's the table all set up with the treats!

Above the table I had another banner and a couple pirate balloons......

I used some pirate scrapbook paper and a couple pictures of my son dressed up as a pirate to made the second banner that hung above the table......

All right, let's explore the table a bit more closely, shall we?

I covered bottles of water in scrapbook paper that had a wood grain on it and then made a label that said "Sea Water" and stuck in in a big bamboo clothespin. (I had bought a few sets of those clothespins with his party in mind from the dollar store. I knew they would be perfect for holding labels at the food table!) I made all the labels on my computer, then distressed them like crazy so they looked like old paper. (Although you can't really tell in the photos!)

I had a couple 2L bottles of pop: Pirate Beer and Pirate Ale (and I put in brackets underneath what they really were, just to avoid any alarmed parents....ha!)

I covered 1L cartons of apple juice in pirate scrapbook paper.

I found some of those sword toothpicks which were just fit perfect for the pirate theme.

I made soooo many cupcakes! 
I made cupcakes for his friend party.
I made cupcakes for him to take to school on his actual birthday. (Plus extras for our immediate family to celebrate together that night.)
And made more cupcakes for the extended family birthday party.

I just made 2 types and kept it simple. The white cupcakes were made in the blue pirate cupcake liners and had chocolate sprinkles and a pirate flag on top.
The chocolate cupcakes were made in white 'square' cupcake liners and then I topped those off with chocolate foiled gold coins.

Beside the cupcakes, there was a dish with chocolate gold coins & a 'pirate map', rolled up, and tied with twine.

I had found a couple of glass bowls from the dollar store that reminded me of fish bowls, so I filled them both with some "Catch of the Day" (gummy fish in one & colourful goldfish crackers in the other one).

The "Cannon Balls" were Whoppers chocolates.

And then there were come "Chips Ahoy Pirate Cookies". I was going to buy some of those Pirate Brand cookies (the peanut butter cookies), but I opted to stay away from anything with peanuts or nuts since so many kids have allergies these days.

I had some starfish shells on the table here and there.

The pirate chest was at request of my son. He told me a day or two before his party that he really wanted a pirate chest! So I made one using a box from mandarin oranges. I covered it with kraft paper, then painted on some details with acrylic paint, then distressed the edges with ink. He has played with it soooo much and still has it! So funny! On the table, it was filled with pirate loot!

I had a couple little tables set up with a pirate table cloth and a vase of plastic gold coins and plastic diamond jewels. When the kids ate, I had them kneel around the table, cause I just didn't have enough chairs for everyone. They're little and it worked! :)

In the living room, I hung up this humongous pirate banner & had the rest of the balloons there as well. 

Since his birthday is in December, his party decor is always up with all our Christmas decorations. 
I used some of the bamboo clothespins I had to display a few more of the pictures of him dressed up as a pirate......

I bought so so many foam pirate swords. Each kid got a sword to take home...... (I'm sure all the parents were thrilled! ha!)

Each child also got a treat bag to take home......

Here's the pirate loot that was in each bag......

The dollar store had this pirate photo prop for a couple dollars that I had bought almost a year ago with his party in mind. I took a picture of each kid at his friend party and guests from his family party as well. I printed a picture of each of his friends and gave them to the kids after the party as well as a picture of the group with a "thanks for coming" type message on the photo.

Here are my kiddos posing in the photo prop......

I'm happy with how everything turned out and how smoothly his parties went. And most importantly, he was such a happy birthday boy! That makes it all worthwhile! :)

I love doing fun parties for my kids' birthdays!
Here are the other parties we have had:

My son had a Cars theme for his 4th birthday:

My son had a Toy Story theme for his 3rd birthday:

My son had a Wiggles theme for his 2nd birthday:

My son had a Zoo Animals theme for his 1st birthday:

My daughter had a Black, White, and PINK theme for her 1st birthday:

My daughter had a Dora theme for her 2nd birthday:

Hopefully I will be back with a new post sooner than later!


  1. You ARRR the hostess with the mostest! Love theme parties & you did an amazing job!! Every last detail down to then "Chips Ahoy" labels is awesome! Well done;)

    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

  2. We are ALL ABOUT the party theme in our house, too! Your pirate party looks like fun. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  3. They all look fabulous! Lucky kids:)

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  4. What fun! My son is into Jake and the Neverland Pirates right now, so I'm pinning your party in case he's still into it a year from now. Thanks for all the great ideas! I really liked the "cannonballs". Cute!

  5. Great Job! I am in the process of planning my son's first birthday! It's so much fun!

    -Sara www.landstwenties.blogspot.com

  6. Great parties!!! Im always looking for people to link their creative parties. I hope you stop by- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-5.html

  7. Hey, Sarah! You definitely got everything covered for your boy’s birthday! Everything here looks superb – from the food to the decorations! I’m sure “Captain Jason” and his mates totally dig the pirate-themed birthday party! [Nita Digirolamo]

  8. Great parties!!

    Thank you for sharing


  9. Love all of your ideas! I am planning a Pirate Theme party for my 2 year old son. Just posted a link to your page on our blog- Pirate Theme Inspiraton Board:)

  10. Love the photos of him in his pirate gear and the invites. So fun!

  11. Love the photos of him in his pirate gear and the invites. So neat!

  12. Everything looked great!! where did you purchase your swords?

  13. everything looks great!! where did you purchase your swords?

  14. Everything looked great!! where did you purchase your swords?

  15. Pirate party sounds mysterious.Lots of creativity shown in decorations.Loved the use of red and black colors. and those photo booths are really funny.

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  16. hello my son is haven the same pirate theme . love it silly skull

  17. hello my son is haven the same pirate theme . love it silly skull

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  20. Hey! Where did you get your soft swords? I've been looking for those!! :)


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