AHOY MATEYS! I have a total love of all things PIRATE. Hook + Peter Pan were my favorite movies growing up – for the pirates of course! I truly think boys + girls alike can have a blast at a pirate party! Throw in pops of pink + purple for the girls or go all out for the boys like Katie Cogbill of Kayden Ashley did for her two boys, Aidan and Kai!
Both boys’ birthdays are within 3 days of each other, so Katie doubled the fun and threw a joint 4th and 2nd birthday pirate bash! Big brother Aiden loves anything pirate too, and was even Captain Hook for Halloween, so naturally a pirate theme was right up their alley!
Katie used classic pirate colors of red and black, with hints of aqua for the pirate ship invitations and carried the color scheme throughout the party. Lots of DIY fun transformed the tablescape into a high seas adventure: a black linen tablecloth was dressed up with a polkadot fabric overlay and cute netting added a fun detail. The bunting was made from fabric of various colors and patterns hot glued onto bias tape.
Making sure to include lots of Kayden Ashley touches, Katie personalized water bottle labels, popcorn cones and appropriately-named food tags like “Captain Cogbill’s Catch O’ the Day” (Goldfish crackers)!
Each lucky pirate guest took home a foam pirate sword (a great Target $1 bin find!), eye patches, and pirate booty! The muslin booty bags were personalized with each child’s name and a skull and crossbones and filled with chocolate coins.
Kristin of Sweet Spot created the most adorable pirate ship cookies and cupcake toppers with little pirates (complete with eye patches and bandanas), 2’s and 4’s! Using an idea from Sweeten Your Day Events, Katie even added pirate flair to the PB&J sandwiches! Using Uncrustables, she stamped each sandwich with a skull and crossbones toast stamper and edible ink. Ice cream was pre-scooped into paper cups the night before and was accompanied by wooden spoons hand-stamped with a skull and crossbones.
What a fun and treasure-filled party!
CREDITS + RESOURCES: Printables and Styling- Kayden Ashley Printable Designs | Photography- Jihan Cerda Photography | Cookies and Toppers- Sweet Spot | Ice Cream Cups and Spoons- The Tomkat Studio