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Friday, September 16, 2016

Boys Parties: Pirate Party

Pirate Party

The Invitation
Ahoy Matey! Calling all pirates! For this party I created an invite using a map background I found online and added some clip art. I used a plain envelope and added a red and white stripe insert to give the envelope a pop.
The Invitation
The Table Setting
I found some cute fabric at the fabric store that resembled a map texture and I used that as my tablecloth. For place mats I bought a big sheet of black cardstock and cut it into placemat sizes and wrote the boys names in chalk. I also supplied chalk so they could draw on their placemat – this was a huge hit! I found some cute pirate plates, cups and napkins from the party store. For the centerpieces I went with a couple wooden treasure boxes and filled them with ‘loot’.
The table setting

Individual setting

Decorations
To match the invitation I used the remaining red and white striped craft paper as well as some plain red paper to create a custom banner.
Custom banner

The Activities
Every pirate has to walk the plank! Using a blue sheet of poster paper and some fish stickers, two bricks and a plank of wood we created a walk the plank station. So easy and so fun! After walking the plank, each pirate got to dig for treasure! I made a pretend ship using cardboard, spray-painted it black and filled it with sand. We buried some loot in the sand and the boys were each given a turn to dig, they loved this!
Dig for treasure

Walk the plank
The Favors
For favors I found some cute treasure box favor boxes and filled them with pirate trinkets and some loot of course! I added a piece of chalk board paper and wrote their names in chalk. They turned out very cute.

                Pirate treasure box favor