For the invitations, I used www.evite.com. It was simple and efficient. If you want to make your own invitations, here are some great ideas:
For decorations, I used general “pirate” stuff – a treasure map tablecloth, black, blue and red balloons and homemade banner.
As the children arrived, I gave them bandannas, eyepatches, swords, and they decorated a parrot, that can be found here. Then we played a few games, read the book Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate’s ABC, had free play, ate lunch, went on a treasure/scavenger hunt, ate cake, and opened presents.
For food I served pirate themed food:
- Fish ‘n Chips – goldfish and potato chips
- Swords – pretzels
- Gold Doubloons – Chicken Nuggets
- Cannonballs – grapes
- Sailboats – egg salad served in halved red peppers. find recipe here.
For activities, I tried to incorporate the pirate theme. We played “Pin the Eyepatch on the Skull & Crossbones.
A treasure/scavenger hunt for their goody bags. I wrote the clues in pirate lingo, but since the kids were 2-4 years old I also had a picture clue on the reverse side.
|We found the treasure!|
The cake I found online and can be found here.
It was a great party, I feel the kids and moms had a great time!