Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pirates! Argh!

So we all know girl parties are pretty easy.  Princess, Disney, Dora, the list is endless.  Even for little boy parties there are the staples.  Sports, Mickey, Cars.  But as boys get a bit older, a fun theme is harder to come by.

Pirates have become all the rage for boys recently.  We can thank Mr Depp for that :)  Here are some great ideas to help make your pirate party amazing.


These are awesome and so easy.  Just take your old soda bottles, cover them in masking tape, and draw on a skull (or use a sticker!).  You and your boy can dress up in pirate gear and hand deliver them to his friends.

Pirate Pops:

These are great to display or put into the goodie bags.  You can set them up on a table, put them in a treasure chest, use them as prizes along the way in a treasure hunt. (check these out for sale at )

Another easy DIY treat is cupcakes.  Most places like IParty sell themed cupcake sets.  They come with a cupcake holder and a flag.  Something like this:

Fun and Games:

A really easy DIY game is "Walk the Plank".  Its easy to put together, and really fun for all ages of kids.  You could even do an obstacle course of sorts.  If its hot out, you could have them walk over a kiddie pool, or even a mud puddle if you dare!

Another fun game is digging for treasure.  Depending on how large your party is, this can be done in a bucket or a sandbox/kiddie pool.  Just add sand and play jewelery or bags of gold candy, throw in some shovels and other things for digging, and let them have at it!

Party Favors:

Favors can include things like bags of gold, eye patches, bandanas, treasure maps, stickers, flags, rings and other "treasures", swords, a thank-you message in a bottle, telescopes, or even Pirates Booty popcorn!  A great way to display the favor bags is to put them in a treasure chest!  You could even hide the chest, give the birthday boy a map and let him and his friends go on a hunt for them.

All in all.  Its sure to be a great party!

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