Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Birthday Party

It's been a week and a half and we still have pirate "stuff" scattered around the house!  We successfully hosted a Jake and the Neverland Pirate's birthday party for my 3 year old, Cman, on January 21.  With a lot of planning and doing, it was pulled off without a hitch.  If I could change anything, I would have added 1 more game and hired a professional photographer to take pictures!  I was too busy being mom to also take pictures.  Sometimes I wish I could clone myself.  The one game I would add is a Gold Doubloon hunt.  I wish I had hidden 50 or so Doubloons around the house (kitchen, den and dining room) for the kids to hunt.  They could all add them to the team treasure chest and divide at the end.

Without further ado, here is our party through photos!

The Birthday Boy!  Yes, he's saying "ARGH!"

Invitations and envelopes addressed to all the "captains!"  Invitations by Pixels4Parties on Etsy.  

As the kids arrived, they all got a temporary Pirate tatoo.  Most chose their hand, but we had 1 on a foot and 1 on a cheek!

Once most had arrived, we had a Cannonball fight with black balloons!  We continued to have Cannonball fights for days after the party!

Each kid had multiple chances to "walk the plank" and not fall off into the "water" which was a blue plastic table cloth!  

The older kids played "Pin the Patch on the Pirate."  They didn't want to wear the bandanna to cover their eyes, so I just covered them with my hand! :)

I think everyone enjoyed the cupcakes, cake and goodies!
The Pirate #3 birthday shirt was from The Sassy Squirrel on Etsy.

After the sugar break, we all went into the garage (it was too wet and cold outside) to dig for treasures! We had 75 Gold Doubloons and a ton of Mardi Gras beads buried in a bucket of sand.

When you're working with a bunch of 2, 3 and 4 year olds, it's next to impossible to get a group picture, but we did OK! 

Thanks to all our friends for coming to the party and helping celebrate 3 wonderful years of Cman!!

Snacks and decorations... Pirate Cannonballs (whoppers), Pirate Catch o' the day (goldfish), Pirate Planks (pretzel rods), Pirate rope (twizzlers) and Pirate treasures (rolos and Hershy's treasures).



Cupcake Ships and the Cake- made my my mom, KK!  The cupcake wrappers were downloaded from Cottage Industrialist!

The Thank You Toppers were downloaded from "Tattered and Inked." Pirate Mickey is standing guard over the goodies: eye patches, beads, doubloons, tattoos and scarves! 

Most of the ideas were from my Pirate Party Ideas Board on Pinterest!

17 comments:

  1. Looks like an awesome party. C-Man makes one cute pirate. :)

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  2. What a great party!! Looks like C-Man had a great birthday party!

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  3. Shiver me timbers, what a FABULOUS party!! You must have all had a great time!! Great job Beth!!

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  4. Argh! Great party! We were gonna do a pirate theme for DisKid #3, but he's only 1. I figured we'd have more fun w/ that in a few years.

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  5. So cute! What a great party!

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  6. Didn't you say you WERN"T crafty?!  OMG this is awesome!!!  I want to be C-Man

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  7. What a fun birthday party!  Great job on the details, Beth!

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  8. Thanks Mary!  I couldn't have done it without pinterest! :)

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  9. Thanks Lisa!  I'm just glad it's over!!

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  10. It was so much fun!  I just wish we could have done some of it outside, but January birthday's are hard to do outside!

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  11. Thanks Donna Kay!!  It was fun and I'm glad it's over! :)

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  12. Everything looks so fun- I bet they all had a blast :) I'm glad you used my bag toppers- they look great with all your decor!!! So glad they worked for you!!

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  13. Tons of ideas here for my upcoming Jake party! Especially like the digging in sand idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Won't be doing our Jake and Never Land Pirate party until next April, but thank you so much for the ideas, I know the kids will love it!!

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  15. Thank you so much for your idea having my 4 year old birthday party in March

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  16. Free Jake and the Neverland Pirates Cupcake Toppers:
    http://novelconceptdesigns.com/collections/freebies/products/free-jake-and-the-neverland-pirates-birthday-cupcake-toppers-party-favor

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