Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Pirate {and Polka Dots} Party

Shiver me Timber and Yo! Ho! Ho!
Today we celebrated my sweet Wyatt's birthday, Pirate Style! Wyatt picked his party theme and was so excited to celebrate with some of his best buddies. I have been wanting to design a pirate-themed party so I was really excited about his choice. I wanted his party to have some of the traditional "pirate" elements as well as a few unexpected touches. I found some fabulous blue polka dotted fabric and decided that it was the perfect addition to the party, as I wanted to keep the overall look and feel age-appropiate (4 year olds) and light-hearted.

Guests received an invitation that read:

"Shiver me Timber and Yo! Ho! Ho!
We are having a Pirate Party and
hope you can go!
Captian Wyatt's
4th Birthday Party
Come if ye dare ready to hunt
for treasure, play games, and
eat some yummy treats!

Please RSVP by October 17th...
or walk the plank!

Guests were directed to Captain Wyatt's backyard with this sign...

..and were asked to "Suit-up" in pirate-wear once they arrived. Each pirate received a pirate hat, eye patch, sword, and sash. Mustaches were also available!

Some of Captain Wyatt's pirates (that is ROOTBEER in Captain Wyatt's hand)

The food/dessert table featured some of Wyatt's favorite treats, Pirates Booty, mini pirate boats with grapes, bananna "boats", pretzels, nuts, and of course....CUPCAKES!

The pirates played on a pirate ship (our playground), searched for gold, pinned a parrot on the pirate, bounced around a bit, and enjoyed snacks.

In addition to their pirate "gear" and gold, each guest was sent home with a YUMMY pirate cookie made by Dina of Buttercream. Aren't they cute! They tasted just as good as they looked!

We had a great time celebrating Wyatt's birthday with his friends. Happy Birthday, Wyatt. We love you!

Party Details:
-Happy Birthday Banner: Celebration Paper Co.
-Pirate Hats, Cupcake Toppers, and Bananna Boat wraps: Homemade Happiness
-Ocean Cupcake Wraps and mini pirate sails: Cottage Industrialist
-Pirate Cookies: Buttercream
-Cookie "Thank you" tags: Love the Day

Everything else...SHEEK SHINDIGS


  1. So adorable! You did a fabulous job : )

  2. so great, i love that all the kiddies got to dress up =)

  3. Yes, the dressing up part was a big hit. One little boy still had his hat on this afternoon ;)

  4. So cute..I especially like the cookies and tags!!!

  5. Wow! That looks like a rrrreaallll party ;-) It's great to see our printables come alive like this!
    And: love the moustache idea - extra cute!

  6. LOVE it all!! Can't wait to use some of these ideas for my son's upcoming pirate party! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for the great ideas....where did you find the swords?

  8. I am also wondering where you found those swords...they are perfect!

  9. Where did you buy the swords? I want foam ones I dont want anyone getting hurt with plastic swords.

  10. I was also wondering where the swords came from. So cute and I can't find them anywhere