Hey moms, if you were looking for a cute theme for your son’s birthday party, then look no further! A pirate themed party will have your little man and all of your guests very impressed. So let’s get down to business planning the best pirate party ever!
Step 1: Color Scheme
You are probably going to want to go with some primary colors here since most pirate colors are going to be basic black and white. This can be kind of drab for a small child’s birthday party. I suggest using red and blue. Both very common boy colors and both can be an easy transition to the pirate theme. You can, of course still use the black and white, but use it sparingly and as a detail not a focal point.
Step 2: Invitations
A great invitation for a pirate party could start off with “Ahoy Mates”. This cute intro already will have guests tipped off to the theme of the party. Plus it adds an element of whimsy to your party. You don’t have to go into great detail here. Choose a simple pirate ship using the basic color scheme, and add the important information for your guests. Simple is better here.
Step 3: Food
Probably the easiest detail to overlook when planning a party is the food. You can use the food to your advantage with a few simple details. Blue swirled frosting on cupcakes can look like waves on the ocean. A simple piped design on a cupcake can range from anchors to skulls and crossbones. You can even buy little personalized wrappers for any candy you might want to serve at the party. Miniature chocolates wrapped in gold wrappers make a great treasure chest. Licorice sticks in red and blue M&M’s make a great candy favor. Keep the red and blue theme with the drinks too. Izze makes great sodas that come in a variety of flavors and colors for all occasions.
Step 4: Decorations
Folded napkins that look like little paper boats make a great plate topper for your table. Children’s books about pirates and buried treasure make a good backdrop for your candy bar favors. You can also do little flags or eye patches at each seat for the kids. Go simple and classy rather than overdone and extravagant. After all, this party is best themed to suit a young child.
Step 5: Games and Entertainment
Games that are spin-offs of old favorites are perfect for your pirate party. Hang The Flag is a spin off of Pin the Tail, where kids would simply try to get a pirate flag on the mast of their ship. Bobbing for Treasure, instead of bobbing for apples can be a great time filler at your pirate party. You could even make up little treasure maps and have the kids do a small scavenger hunt around the house or yard and have prizes for each kid at the end.
Using these ideas, you can host the pirate party that your little guy has always dreamed of! Get creative, grab a few eye patches and throw a party that your birthday boy will never forget.